2 cloud and AI myths you shouldn’t believe
In tech circles, we have two primary faults: We’re overly eager to usher in the future and ironically too quick to disregard it when it doesn’t come as fast as we projected. Take, for example, two persistent myths making the rounds today: First, that cloud spend is sending data center spending off a cliff and, second, that AI is overhyped snake oil that mostly fails enterprise buyers.
Let’s take those in order.
Myth #1: Your data center is doomed
Gartner kicked off the first myth, with analyst Dave Cappuccio positing that 80 percent of enterprises will shutter their data centers by 2025 (compared to 10 percent that did so in 2018). Aggressive? Sure, but Cappuccio gives some solid reasons for his thinking: “As interconnect services, cloud providers, the Internet of Things (IoT), edge services, and SaaS offerings continue to proliferate, the rationale to stay in a traditional data center topology will have limited advantages.”