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Lessons from Target’s cloud journey, a decade in the making

July 29, 2022

Via: CIO Dive

When businesses decide to move to the cloud, it means reworking applications, planning and deciding which workloads go where.

About a decade ago, Target started its cloud journey thanks to the holiday season. Hari Govind, SVP of infrastructure at Target, said that during the busiest time of the year, the public cloud provided the scalability the company needed.

“If we ran our seasonal workloads entirely on a private cloud, we would need to overcapitalize our compute and storage capacity and then underutilize this capacity many weeks a year,” Govind said in an email to CIO Dive. “It would be hugely inefficient.”

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