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As businesses make the move to cloud computing models in their data centers, it becomes difficult to determine what to keep and what to let go, especially in terms of physical infrastructure.

Plenty of CIOs and IT leaders are making the decision to take out some on-site solutions and go with an as-a-service solution, either hosted or managed services.  It seems a lot of executives have found the cost of maintaining and managing old infrastructure (plus the human resources that go along with it) is actually more expensive in the long run.

So, is it Hype or Ripe? Is it more cost effective to get rid of your data center hardware – just pull it all out and move to a more cost-effective deployment model?

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