Coexistence: Adopting an Optimal IT Infrastructure Model
Some mainstream IT buyers might think that most cloud infrastructure vendors
and service providers are essentially alike. But there are key differences.
Besides, given the body of market research to the contrary, there’s clearly
no such thing as a "one-size-fits-all" cloud solution.
Furthermore, if you believe that a hybrid cloud should support an IT agenda
to transform a business, then a viable solution must consider the preexisting
systems of record within the enterprise. That’s why forward-thinking CIOs
often seek information and guidance on two fronts.
First, they want to know how to extract costs from their legacy IT
investments. Second, they desire to use that assessment exercise to free-up
budget and fund innovation via a DevOps model that would streamline new
cloud-native technology deployments.
The world of business is changing. Disruptive shifts in power are forcing
everyone to question the established status quo. In particular, savvy chief
executives are tasking IT organizations to help create compelling customer
experiences, support new business models and adopt agile operational
That's why the vast majority of IT and business leaders are joining forces on
the organizations’ most pressing commercial needs and wants. They seek an
open and flexible business technology foundation that's an enabler, rather
than an inhibitor, to meaningful and substantive work... (more)
The Business Case for Hybrid Cloud Services Adoption
Forging a viable business technology strategy for today’s global networked
economy is a high priority for most forward-thinking CEOs across the globe.
Their guidance to CIOs is to create the fusion between existing IT
infrastructure and modern cloud services. Moreover, the shift to a Hybrid IT
model must support the organization’s key commercial expansion objectives.
The savvy leaders who have a superior approach can extract greater value from
their legacy IT investments, and launch new initiatives based upon public and
While the decisive CEOs have a digital transformation agenda, those companies
executing plans to re-imagine their business models are in the minority. And
yet, the early-adopters now using cloud computing are enabled to respond
quickly to changing market conditions. In contrast, the laggards are
undecided and risk falling further behind.
This is a global phenomena, where the industry and local market leaders are
able to enact their transition with limited interference or threats from more
traditional competitors. Just consider the current status-quo within the
United Kingdom, as ... (more)
Like any new business technology, the early development of cloud services can
be a little confusing -- as some descriptions are still open to
interpretation. However, the dialog is helpful, because it enables us to
focus on the true business value of data center resources.
According to Forrester Research, cloud computing platforms are more than
shared multi-tenant infrastructures on the public Internet. There are three
infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) cloud deployment options available; each
has unique characteristics and economics.
Forrester’s three cloud service scenarios follo... (more)