Organizing for the Cloud

Business leaders look at the “cloud” and see new ways to accelerate innovation, create competitive advantages, and drive new business models. IT executives look at private and public clouds and see a host of new possibilities for positive IT outcomes, including:

  • Optimized CapEx by cutting unit costs for software-defined data center (SDDCTM) infrastructure
  • Lower OpEx through streamlined and automated data center operations
  • A better security-to-effort ratio through security controls that are native to the infrastructure
  • Higher uptime thanks to high availability, resilient infrastructure, and proactive IT operations
  • Improved service delivery times through app and infrastructure delivery automation
  • As-needed access to resources leading to better application performance and availability
  • Agility in providing technology currency through choice of workload placement

But all too often, a critical aspect of harnessing the cloud is overlooked: the organizational impact of moving to the cloud model.

Organizing for the Cloud