Have you hit a wall with your cloud adoption? If so, you probably share many of the same obstacles most organisations face. You need to get out of managing infrastructure so your valuable IT resources can focus on delivering outcomes to your business. The world is moving at a whirlwind pace and, in reality, no one receives a gold medal today for “keeping the lights on.” Instead, successful IT leaders are ones that have a proven track record of IT transformation, because IT is a critical part of a company’s overall success.
Not all applications are cloud-ready. Often, legacy infrastructures (bespoke cards, physical servers, mainframes, i-Series) and demanding applications (homegrown with no internal knowledge, regulated, high performance, highly secure) cannot move to a shared cloud. Yet companies still want and need the advantages of cloud for the remainder of their infrastructures and applications.
1Kim Weins, “Cloud Computing Trends: 2018 State of the Cloud Survey,” Right Scales, 2018, https://www.rightscale.com/blog/cloud-industry-insights/cloud-computing-trends-2018-state-cloud-survey