Currently, many organizations are looking towards the cloud as a ‘silver bullet’ for their data storage challenges. However, it is interesting to note that many of those already in the cloud are looking to leave it (aka ‘repatriation’). Why, one may ask? Well, two reasons come to the fore: cloud frequently fails to deliver on the expected cost savings, and security still remains a concern due to massive cloud data breaches. Moreover, companies are seeing monthly cloud payments increasing rapidly. As a result, CIOs are now grappling with whether to migrate data into the cloud. However, there are ways to achieve this, while maintaining data sovereignty, using intelligent data storage solutions.