A local colo is not the place to start your cloud migration

If you’re in IT leadership, you’re probably getting flooded right now with salespeople from regional colos and managed services companies trying to get you on-board for their cloud services.

Most of those services are just rebranded flavors of what they’ve been offering for years — I’ve seen some ridiculous stuff where a three-year-server lease with colo hosting was being sold as “consumption-based cloud”. It’s a lot of desperate grasps at buzzwords from companies that are years behind the ball.