Ehh This is half true. Patching infra isn't your problem, but patching Apps/Guests are - unless you're SaaS, and simply not everything is SaaS. I'd also say that the Cloud at "enterprise" scale is 3-5x the price of doing it yourself all things considered, but it does actually require great leadership to execute comparitively. Then again you require great leadership to do the cloud effectively with the rate of change that it has. Also certain business models (e.g resource-price driven industries) *really* don't gel well w/ huge Opex costs that can't scale down easily. Fuck it - old man IT card. "it depends". What i can't deal with is just meaningless sales drones straight up playing Gartner cards at people on things that don't make sense - like heavy steadystate workloads for big orgs. And/or the sheer fucken lunacy of certain concepts in the cloud that deliberately kill the number one advantage a cloud gives (fuck you very much Azure Data Centers WAN/ingress/egress concepts) an enterprise which is DC's where you don't have the gravity of users to justify your own kit.