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CIOs rethink all-in cloud strategies

February 27, 2024

Via: CIO

After years of marching to the cloud migration drumbeat, CIOs are increasingly becoming circumspect about the cloud-first mantra, catching on to the need to turn some workloads away from the public cloud to platforms where they will run more productively, more efficiently, and cheaper.

“‘Cloud exit’ became a big theme in 2023 and there’s good odds it’ll turn into a real trend for 2024. The savings are just too big to ignore for a ton of companies,” says David Heinemeier Hansson, the Danish developer of Ruby on Rails and co-owner and CTO of 37signals, which completed a six-month total exit from the cloud last June. “Enough people are realizing that the cloud marketing spiel doesn’t necessarily match their reality.”

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