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Repatriating data and applications from the cloud

I had to look it up in the Merriam-Webster Dictionary: Repatriation is “the act or process of restoring or returning someone or something to the country of origin, allegiance, or citizenship; the act of repatriating or the state of being repatriated.”

In cloud computing, this means returning data and applications from the cloud to a traditional enterprise data center or never moving them in the first place. It seems counterproductive, but is it?

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In case you haven’t noticed, the price of computing hardware such as storage and processors has gone down a significant degree since cloud computing became a thing around 2010. The cost per GB of hard drive storage went from about $0.11 in 2009 to about $0.03 in 2017, with further reductions in recent years.

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