An IDC Analyst Connection sponsored by Virtusa
A successful cloud strategy starts with understanding your business goals and then mapping out a clear plan to help you achieve those goals. But once you have a plan, how do you ensure its proper execution? The answer lies in focusing on cloud operations and governance. By having a clear understanding of how your cloud infrastructure works and setting up processes and policies to ensure it's running smoothly, you can avoid mistakes that can cripple a cloud initiative. Operationalizing the cloud requires close collaboration between IT and business teams. Business users need to be involved in defining requirements and use cases. In contrast, IT needs to be intimately familiar with the available technologies and how they can be leveraged to meet those needs. But it's not just about technology – effective governance is critical to ensuring that your cloud strategy aligns with business objectives and doesn't violate any compliance regulations.
According to IDC, only 50% of organizations consider their cloud journeys successful or very successful. Organizations need to focus on investments in cloud management and operation tools. Intelligent CloudOps can help meet these goals by improving security and performance, managing costs better, reducing operating costs, and enhancing user experience. The whitepaper also discusses the best practices for maturing cloud operations and cloud governance across three pillars: operational governance, financial governance, and technology governance.