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China Summary Translation: Use Web-Scale IT to Make Enterprise IT Competitive With the Cloud

Published: 27 May 2015

ID: G00278327

Analyst(s): Jimmie Chang, Cameron Haight


When comparing service delivery capabilities, many senior enterprise IT leaders are in a disadvantageous position with respect to large cloud services. Implementing Web-scale IT, which is a pattern of global-class computing, will help to even the odds, no matter the size of the enterprise.

Table Of Contents



Use Web-Scale IT to Make Enterprise IT Competitive With the Cloud

  • Key Challenges
  • Recommendations



  • Decide Where the Web-Scale IT Approach Fits in Your Enterprise
  • Approach Data Center and Infrastructure Build-Out as an Industrial Design Activity
  • Use Web-Oriented Architectures to Build for Scale and Resilience
  • Program Your Infrastructure to Respond to Changing Demands
  • Implement Lean Processes to Maximize Delivery Velocity
  • Break Down Silos and Build Collaborative Teams
  • Instill a Risk-Oriented Culture to Instill Learning and Innovation
  • Final Thoughts on Web-Scale IT

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