Heads in the Clouds? Are You Going to Be All Talk or All Action? ..Getting the Most out of Your Existing Cloud
But supposing you’re one of the many that has made the leap and deployed some apps in the cloud. How will your organization continue to extract efficiencies for the long haul? It’s not just an arbitrage of computational horsepower, but a healthy mix of maximizing innovation with your existing suppliers and avoiding lock-in so that you can keep an eye on alternative solutions.
The traditional techniques of dynamically matching your workload utilization (including bandwidth, clock, I/O, network speed, etc.) and requirements to suppliers, running different scenarios and constant ongoing measurement will remain in play in 2017 and beyond. And, data-driven decision making and project-managing the selection and mix of suppliers will remain critical to managing costs as this infrastructure footprint grows.
But it’s more than that. The vertical solution stack in place at the suppliers start to matter more, and last but not least, how will they help you tame the migration and integration complexity beast. The firms providing the migration execution guidance in particular are limited and often require internal hand-holding.