For the past five years, cost savings for variable workloads, scalability/agility, and geographic presence
drove public cloud adoption. Most cases were net-new applications or total application rewrites. In fact,
public cloud use cases for cloud migration and systems of record have been rare. Simply put, systems
of record apps cost too much to move and promise little additional value for your efforts. But in 2015,
this topic reemerged with great fervor. For the first time, enterprises are looking beyond public cloud as
a unique economic model or scalable infrastructure — it’s simply their outsourcing solution of choice.