New Style IT from a Cloud Perspective
Chief Technologist Christian Verstrate discusses the role of Cloud Computing strategy in building public and private facilities to support the enterprise.
Enterprises are moving to the cloud at a rapid rate to achieve more agility, shorter time to innovation, and lower cost. There are many ways to leverage cloud delivery, and most enterprises will adopt a strategy that combines traditional IT with private and public cloud elements. However, the benefits cloud delivery offers are balanced by potential risks, so IT teams need simple, secure, open-source solutions from a trusted partner.
Research shows that potential cloud adopters have four over-arching concerns:
Vendor lock-in: 65 percent of business surveyed worry about being tied to a specific vendor for cloud-delivery systems and support. Risk: 50 percent cite security risk as a significant barrier to adoption. Complexity: Cloud services will operate in a hybrid environment that combines private and public cloud with traditional IT. Finding the right partner: 43 percent are hesitant to begin their cloud journey until they find the right strategic partner.
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