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How Private PaaS Can Begin to Transform Your IT

Published: 23 April 2014

ID: G00254916

Analyst(s): Yefim Natis

Summary

Private PaaS initiatives lead IT to face the growing burden of managing a hybrid IT environment by becoming an internal service provider to the business. In the process, IT organizations begin to transform from an artisan private software lab to an industrial Web-scale IT service bureau.

Table Of Contents
  • Impacts

Analysis

  • Buying PaaS-Enabling Software Alone Does Not Deliver the Cloud Experience
  • Blindly Buying More PaaS-Enabling Technologies Will Produce a Less Cloudy Experience
  • No One Answer Is the Answer

Impacts and Recommendations

  • To manage the proliferation of the tactically adopted and disjointed private and public PaaS and other cloud services, IT organizations will form a brokered hybrid-cloud services marketplace
  • The division of IT into providers and subscribers is transformative, as providers take responsibility for assembling, managing and sourcing the internally-advertised services and the choice between private and public sourcing becomes an optimization and availability decision
  • Subscribers to the internal hybrid-cloud services marketplace can span the entire organization, including the strategic IT projects and tactical LOB initiatives, thus bringing the entire business into the sphere of IT business
  • Using the internal hybrid-cloud brokerage and service marketplace, most IT projects will no longer design custom technology stacks, ending the 40-year custom-IT practice and putting IT on an industrial business foundation

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