What can enterprise get from the cloud now that they could never before? With companies already specialising in deploying mission-critical applications on public cloud infrastructure, is there anywhere that SaaS cannot reach, or perhaps, should not?
With more and more enterprise applications moving to the cloud, remotely-delivered services are becoming the new norm. Where once security concerns stopped all but the most adventurous and forward-thinking from handing their applications over to a third party, that is no longer the case.
In fact, so settled does this issue seem to be that you could be forgiven for thinking all concerns over this practice are a thing of the past, and that doing things any other way would be a waste of time and resources. But are there places the cloud cannot or perhaps even should not reach?
“It’s a good question. I don’t know if I’d use the word ‘shouldn’t’, it’s probably more a case of ‘can’t’ for a number of different reasons,” said Christian Reilly, vice president and chief technical officer of the Workspace Services Division at Citrix.