There is a cloud paradox: the cloud is cheaper early on and more costly than owned datacenters as a business scale up. The term used is “repatriation”: moving workload from the cloud to owned premises. The thesis of the article is quite simple:
Repatriation results in one-third to one-half the cost of running equivalent workloads in the cloud
While the cloud is still the most powerful tool in a companies arsenal for creating new projects quickly, once the load becomes predictable, moving off the cloud can significantly reduce cost. The article offers insights that I have not seen in a while and in the future I will consider this to reduce costs.