When you buy a house, there’s plenty of room for two cars. But over the years, the clutter builds up, and parking even one car becomes a challenge.

So too with data centers. The original motivation for these facilities was to host systems of record: those workhorses that run the core processes of the enterprise. But over time, we cluttered our data centers with an increasing variety of systems, which increased costs and risked impacting the systems of record that justified the data centers in the first place.

Enter Cloud Computing. Now we can move all that garage detritus, also known as systems of engagement, to the Cloud. Customer-facing apps, CRM apps, and the like run just fine in the Cloud, leaving the data centers to their original purpose: hosting the systems of record.

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