Reporting from the Bloomberg Enterprise Technology Summit, PC Magazine's Michael J. Miller writes: "… there was a lot of discussion about moving to the cloud and how that impacts businesses and the IT infrastructure that supports it. Many of the newer companies and vendors are convinced that almost everything should move to the cloud quickly, but older organizations were clear that many legacy applications will remain either on-premises or in 'private clouds' for a very long time."
"… Perhaps the biggest change has come from Infor, which has moved its entire application stack to open source software, and now offers its products both on-premises and as a cloud service, hosted on Amazon Web Services, according to company president Duncan Angove," writes Miller in his Forward Thinking blog post headlined "How the Cloud Changes Enterprise Tech."
"He said the company has seen dramatic cost savings in going to an open source stack, and said that brands like Ferrari and Boeing are now moving ERP systems to run on open source.
"… Angove said that customers are beginning to understand that cloud providers offer more security than a typical on-premises solution, noting that the CIA has signed a $600 million contract with AWS. He said a lot of companies struggle to keep up with all of the changing regulations in their own data centers, but this was built into the cloud infrastructure. As a result, he said, even many hospitals are running everything in the public cloud."