What is the reality of the cloud? That’s the question that a new Cisco Global Cloud Networking Survey set out to answer. As it turns out, reality is somewhat different then the cloud-everywhere-right-now hype permeating every facet of the IT landscape.
While cloud offers benefits, it also has the potential to introduce a non-trivial amount of complexity into a network administrator’s job. In fact, Cisco’s study found that 39 percent of respondents would rather get a root canal, dig a ditch, or do their own taxes, than deal with the challenges of public/private cloud deployment. One out of four reported they are more likely to see a UFO or Unicorn before starting and finishing an entire cloud migration in the next six months.