CIO of the day is mostly operating in a complex technological and political environment through architecting their own IT infrastructures for a hybrid cloud environment for on-premises, private cloud and public cloud computing services used by both IT and end users intensely in today’s world.
This involvedness of the same is reflected in a February 2017 survey of showcasing more than 1,000 IT executives and practitioners by SaaS cloud services provider Right scale. From the survey, the following are the outcomes:
• 85 per cent of all the enterprises are on multi-cloud strategy;
• Cloud users were running applications with an average of 1.8 public clouds and 2.3 private clouds respectively;
• Enterprises commonly were running 32 per cent of capacities in public cloud and 43 per cent of capacities in private cloud precisely.
This survey went on revealing that central Its have generally selected public clouds 65 per cent of the time, and advising to decide on private clouds and also on the scale of applications to move to the cloud 63 per cent according to the strategies. Despite this, survey results indicate that the business unit leaders are on the verge of getting less likely to give authority to IT in the selecting process of public clouds by 41% while deciding/advising applications on how to move to cloud 45% targets, and selecting private clouds by38% respectively.
Through these survey findings, it is evidently illustrated that there is a push-pull factor where IT is assuming a greater role in cloud selection and at the same time estimating that end users want more autonomy.
Marco Meinardi, a research director at Gartner in a blog post mentioned that “In today’s scenario where IT stands the core of business innovation, I hear organizations struggling with potentially opposing priorities where on one side, business users and developers want more agility and autonomy and on the other side, central IT must continue to achieve governance to minimize risks and improve efficiency at scale.”
Getting all of your IT assets to work together with an ease and reliably for IT and its end users is keen no matter where the assets are in terms of the order. This is the main reason behind every cloud used by an enterprise uses, contains a vertical stack of service offerings integrated.