Jay: It went up! It went up to the cloud!
Annie: And you can’t get it down from the cloud?
Jay: Nobody understands the cloud! It’s a f***ing mystery!
—Sex Tape (movie)
Unfortunately for many organizations, the cloud is still somewhat mysterious—not the concept of the cloud but why they are not seeing the benefits that were promised to them. In this chapter, I want to help demystify this aspect and discuss some of the challenges I see with cloud migration and what it takes for your organization to really benefit from leveraging the cloud. The focus in this chapter is on adopting cloud-based infrastructure and managing it. We already discussed the considerations for software as a service in chapter 3 and application architecture ...