Technology executives need to be familiar with the main categories of technology used in their company.  Today, the term “cloud” refers to several technologies that make it possible to design contemporary applications and conduct IT operations from anywhere. Organisational infrastructure, operations, sourcing, development, security, key partner partnerships, and — most crucially — innovation are all impacted by your cloud decisions. This study can be used as a starting point for investigating the existing situation in your company, analyzing the conflicts between various business and technology stakeholders, and assisting you in coming to a final sourcing decision for the company. Start with the fundamentals to get rolling on cloud providers and platforms, move swiftly to the most recent advancements, identify the calls you’ll need to make, and then go interact with

CLOUD INFRASTRUCTURE OF TODAY

Cloud infrastructure has emerged as a full-fledged cloud infrastructure and platform service (CIPS) offering that featured managed databases, message brokers, and other middleware and has evolved from initial storage and compute infrastructure supplied as an hourly service to supplement or replace data center equipment. As a result, this enabled environments for development and deployment that can support emerging trends like DevOps, serverless computing, continuous integration/continuous delivery (CI/CD), and the Internet of Things. However, A fresh opportunity has emerged, through improving automated decision-making using a new generation of artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) capabilities that are neatly packaged as consumable managed services.

MULTI-CLOUD THE NEW NORMAL

Enterprises today recognize multi-cloud deployments as strategically important, either to run the primary categories of workloads on the cloud platform that is most appropriate for them or to reduce the risk of dependence on a single provider and to leverage technology offered by other providers without moving the entire infrastructure.

A study from Gartner predicted, more than 75% of businesses would either be using several cloud providers or a hybrid IT strategy that combines internal IT and the cloud. According to the study, 63% of participants said they had one cloud provider they considered their “main” provider, along with one or more additional providers, while 13% said they had numerous cloud providers but no clear primary provider.

CLOUD STRATEGY FOR YOUR ORGANISATION

Leaders in business and IT should work together to develop a cloud strategy. Follow these guidelines to develop a cloud strategy that will produce the desired business results in addition to the standard cloud advantages.

 Workloads hosted in the public cloud – are expected to go up to 70% in the next three years. (Source: Public Cloud Initiatives Study 2020)

 Yet three out of four organisations do not have a “fit-for-purpose” cloud strategy. (Source: Gartner Cloud Webinar 2020)

 Mistake when building a cloud strategy

  • Assuming it’s an IT (only) strategy, not involving business
  • Not having an exit strategy
  • Confusing or replacing a cloud strategy with a cloud adoption or migration framework

 

RISK AND SECURITY MANAGEMENT

Many organisations aren’t well-prepared to manage risks. A Gartner survey found that 41% of surveyed organisations had experienced a privacy or security incident. Legacy security controls aren’t enough to stop such events, which can have serious consequences — organizations’ increasing dependence on them means a more robust and proactive approach is required to manage risk. Using AI to identify patterns and threats with compliance management can significantly reduce risks and improve security. A successful adoption will require participants from different units, (security, compliance, and operations) to work together to implement new measures.

 

 RECOMMENDATIONS

  • Determine the business outcomes of your cloud migration and transformation strategy, not just the technical goals.
  • Make the transformation program’s main objective to achieve these results.
  • Determine the extent to which the present providers are able and willing to contribute to these results.
  • Pay close attention to a provider’s openness to collaborating on technologies that aren’t currently included in its products and services but are nonetheless crucial to the success of your firm.
  • Consider changing the focus of your interactions with cloud service providers from a purely technical, transactional relationship to one where you share risk and return with them and other service providers.
  • Engage company leaders in a relationship that has the potential to help them achieve their goals and achievements more quickly and effectively.