The race to the public cloud is now at full throttle among large enterprises. With few exceptions, enterprises are using public cloud services, including infrastructure as a service (IaaS), software as a service (SaaS) and platform as a service (PaaS). For most large enterprises, the near- and medium-term cloud model is “hybrid” or “multi-cloud,” a combination of data center infrastructure services and services from one or more cloud providers.
As enterprises develop their plans to integrate public cloud infrastructure services into their organizations, it’s helpful to think of cloud data center services as an extension of current data center services – including identity management, security, service management, compute, storage and communications – as opposed to entirely new environments that need to be established from scratch. This paradigm helps leaders think about how best to shift workloads across an enterprise’s data centers and cloud providers.
This ISG white paper Going Public: Three Key Considerations for Your Public Cloud Infrastructure Strategy explores three key considerations to keep in mind as you craft and update your cloud migration strategy.
About the author
Steve has more than 25 years of experience in IT sourcing, solution design and strategy. His recent work includes helping a media company consolidate its global infrastructure and renegotiating existing infrastructure services agreements for two manufacturing clients. With Steve’s guidance, both manufacturing clients were able to cut monthly costs by more than 20 percent and add cloud-based services. Time and again, Steve has demonstrated his ability to lead sourcing initiatives for infrastructure, cloud and data center services, and data center consolidations. He has experience across a wide range of industries, including the public sector.