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Free PDF ebook: The cloud v. data center decision

In this joint special feature from ZDNet and TechRepublic, we examine the pros and cons of shifting workloads to the cloud and keeping them on premises. The whole series of articles is available as a free download.

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A new ZDNet/TechRepublic special report dives into a decision many companies are now facing: what to move to the cloud and what (if anything) to keep in the data center. Registered ZDNet and TechRepublic users can download all the articles in this package in one PDF (free registration required).

ZDNet's Charles McLellan kicks off this feature by taking a look at key trends in cloud and data center usage from the past year. TechRepublic's Conner Forrest considers whether IT's default setting has switched from data center to cloud, and he also explains the pros and cons of five different cloud types.

This ebook is useful to all tech leaders, whether they're going all cloud, sticking to on-premise or going with a little of both. A research report from ZDNet's sister site, Tech Pro Research, concludes that the majority of companies are using the hybrid approach and goes into detail about what's moving to the cloud and what's staying in the data center.

Acknowledging that not all companies will embrace an all-cloud strategy, Mary Shacklett investigates the main reasons to hang on to the data center. For those making the shift to the cloud, Alison DeNisco writes about five major pitfalls to avoid during a migration. Finally, Danny Palmer talked to Fitness First, a gym and health club operator based in the UK, about how a hybrid cloud approach helped the company save money and become more flexible.

To read all these articles, download the ebook here: The cloud v. data center decision

About Amy Talbott

Amy Talbott is an associate editor at TechRepublic. She edits CXO, mobility, and open source content, as well as research reports for Tech Pro Research.

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