Cloud computing and cloud services are the most pervasive and broadly impactful technical innovation facing enterprise IT today. It underpins many other technologies, such as big data, analytics and the Internet of Things (IoT). Organizations need the cloud’s scalable architecture to support on-demand capacity. Also, the cloud allows them to take advantage of many value-added services.
Organizations that take a “wait and see” approach run the risk of being disrupted by others in their industry.Organizations face challenges, however. They struggle with how to transform the organization so it’s prepared to deploy and manage cloud solutions. In addition, they must ensure that cloud solutions deliver ROI and manage ongoing cost optimization of public cloud services. As cloud providers continue to innovate, the market becomes increasingly competitive. It’s no longer one-size-fits-all; organizations look to the cloud for specific solutions rather than whole-scale migration. Because of this, organizations must establish a governance strategy for multiple public cloud platforms. A multiprovider strategy is also necessary to help organizations address the risk surrounding lock-in by selecting a second strategic partner.