I gotta say that Bill is right on, at least from where I sit. I've been urging my customers to get away from owning big boxes.
I do not "do" network stuff, but as a consultant I get dragged into sometimes. Yesterday, in the office of one of my clients, I hear more complaining about getting the new server up and running. Then he tell me this, "I just found out that while they sold me this hardware and software, they moved all of their own stuff to the cloud. They don't eat their own dog food."
Lovely. Meanwhile, the new Exchange server sits in office I use when I'm there, cold as a stone, as it has since August.