If you say a person or organization “goes to great lengths” to achieve something, it means they try very hard and perhaps do extreme things to accomplish their goal.
One example of “going to great lengths” that I’ve seen with traditional companies is how they go to great lengths to “hide” the cloud from their pool of potential technical consumers doing work like development. Instead of saying, “here it is…” they block or restrict users from direct consumption. Developers don’t directly login to Azure, AWS, or Skytap, they go to the “internal corporate portal” and fill out a web form of what they want and submit it. Then someone will eventually process it and create what is needed.Continue reading