A cloud complexity crisis is going to happen. We’re adding hundreds of workloads to the cloud on a daily basis, standing up new databases, adding different types of compute and storage, and adding cloud-based networks—and doing all of this without taking down almost no existing on-premises resources.
The end state will be too many resources under management, too much heterogeneity, and too much complexity.
However, all is not lost. You can do some planning and use good tools to keep complexity under control—both traditional on-premises complexity and the new cloud complexity you’re building. But, like anything worthwhile in IT, you’re going to have to invest some time, planning, and resources to solve this problem not just upfront but on an ongoing basis.