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The world is changing ! It seems like you can ’ t load a news site without hearing that the cloud is going to overrun the on-premises server .
If you don ’ t move your workloads today , you ’ re a dinosaur and you ’ re going to be left behind and replaced with someone more forwardthinking ! Small and medium businesses ( SMBs ) have it worse than their larger brethren , too . They have smaller budgets , smaller staffs , and fewer IT resources , but they ’ re expected to get the same – or more – work done in the same amount of time .
The answer for many has been to turn to the cloud . Or is it ?
To hear some tell it , the cloud is the only way forward for IT . I disagree . Even for smaller organizations , cloud is just an option . Many companies will – and should – choose to retain an on-premises computing environment in addition to the choices that they make for the cloud .
In this book , you see that there are two sides to the server infrastructure equation and discover how each contributes to what will ultimately become the new normal in IT : hybrid IT . �
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