12 Conclusion Moving workloads to the public cloud can be a significant and worthwhile endeavor for any type of business. But doing so without taking the necessary steps can lead to huge problems, including a lot of wasted time and money. The number of companies that have brought workloads and applications back on-premises after initially moving into the cloud is a testament to the fact that not every workload is best suited for public cloud. It’s likely that some or even most of these companies did not perform a workload assessment prior to making the decision to migrate. Instead, they made a wholesale move into the cloud without giving thought to the impact of such a change. Key takeaway By conducting a workload assessment and adhering to other best practices,an organization can go a long way toward ensuring success with the public cloud as part of an overall move to a hybrid IT environment and a digital transformation.