One company saw the promise of cloud computing early on, went all in, and continues to embrace bleeding-edge cloud technologies. Another stubbornly clings to existing mentalities, an on-prem virtualization-dominant model and, despite the potential cost savings and increased efficiencies, only dabbles in the cloud. You might think the two companies are of different sizes and industries, but actually, they’re both giants in the same sector (financial services).
The disparity in their cloud adoption is far from unusual. I see it all the time in my work with scores of customers across every industry. Enterprises of all stripes seem divided into three camps: cloud innovators, cloud majority, and cloud laggards.