Why has Cloud Repatriation become more Prevalent as Public Cloud Usage Soars?

Definition of cloud repatriation

By cloud repatriation, we mean the process of moving applications or data from the public cloud to an infrastructure that runs on the public cloud. Some examples are virtual machines like EC2 and Azure, which migrated back to the on-premise data warehouse. Within repatriation, various platforms are available like SaaS, public cloud, private cloud, and hybrid cloud. 

Cloud repatriation strategy has become popular in recent years; 80% of companies choose to repatriate instead of hosting on public cloud. Monthly or yearly Statistical reports have reported a massive shift within the architecture of on-premise data platforms. Adopting the old methods is trending because of its share of benefits that enterprises often get to experience. Though cloud repatriation is very complex, companies are more eager to readopt On-premises configurations that were prevalent before cloud computing even began. 

Nowadays, organizations should choose a hybrid form of infrastructure that combines the benefits of both cloud computing and on-premise data. The integration of the two has helped in bettering the ways the workloads are used and handled. 

The reasons are apparent why organizations are opting for rather a hybrid form of both aspects. With the cloud, the cost is supposedly more expensive, and it’s not as great in fulfilling the need for backup and recovery of data. While on the cloud, the data hosting doesn’t take that much longer, which is why it still has a place in the IT industry. 


There is this one assumption about what cloud repatriation means. Some might think it goes back to the on-premise model of architecture dependency and makes cloud architecture less prevalent. The reality is quite different than its myth; it simply means transferring and converting the workloads from public cloud to on-premise architecture of model and not abandoning cloud model of operation as a result. It is more about integrating, not giving up on one to get another. 

 Cloud workload gets repatriated in three ways, 

  • SaaS application gets migrated to cloud computing model, where the application is still on public cloud, but the data processing happened in On-premise. 
  • The backup and recovery operation has relied and retained on both public cloud and On-premise architecture. 
  •  The challenges and compliance needs met, a somewhat hybrid form of cloud and premise data of operations gets used, where the workload is carried by cloud while the hosting gets conducted on On-premise. 


From the above discussion, it seems clear that why cloud repatriation is way more preferable by enterprises. The main reasons companies felt the need for On-premises again are its unquestionable benefits and qualities, and cloud computing may be the future. Still, by combing the old ways and the new, we can create a better version that we like to see in our companies. 

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