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Become a Cloud Enabler by Following Our Eight Steps to Hybrid IT

Published: 09 September 2014

ID: G00259266

Analyst(s): Thomas Bittman

Summary

With cloud computing usage growing rapidly, the role of I&O must expand to ensure the most effective and efficient use of cloud offerings. These eight steps teach I&O professionals how to act as internal cloud service brokers and facilitate a successful transition to hybrid IT.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges

Introduction

Analysis

  • Step No. 1: Start on the Right Foot — Focus on Acceleration, Value and Protection
  • Step No. 2: Build Cloud Provider Expertise
  • Step No. 3: Offer Cloud Provider Relationship Management
  • Step No. 4: Establish a Cloud Provider Usage Portal and Passive Monitoring
  • Step No. 5: Implement Active, Policy-Based Usage Monitoring
  • Step No. 6: Provide Value-Added Broker Services on Top of Cloud Service Offerings
  • Step No. 7: Provide Value-Added Broker Services Between Cloud Service Offerings
  • Step No. 8: Abstract Cloud Providers Behind a Portal

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