According to Flexera’s cloud report, 92% of organizations adopted a multi-cloud approach in 2021. Cloud strategies allow your enterprise to increase flexibility, consistently update, foster greater agility, and enable rapid innovation. However, there are a number of common cloud adoption mistakes enterprises struggle with due to the lack of proper cloud strategy, planning, and governance mechanisms.
For your modern IT organization to be successful, you need to be more visible, expedite service delivery, and place more emphasis on enabling the business to extract value from data.
Let’s talk about clusters and clouds. We often associate the word “cluster” with terms such as redundancy, resiliency or workload distribution. IT admins have traditionally turned to clustering bare metal systems such as firewall appliances, web servers, and virtual hosting platforms for years. When we consider the “cloud” we think about characteristics such as limitless scalability, elasticity, and simplicity. Of course, the infrastructure that supports these cloud environments is derived from clustered infrastructures, hidden underneath SaaS and IaaS platforms and are thus inaccessible to customers.
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For today’s enterprises, IT’s role has shifted beyond just keeping the lights on. With the strategic adoption of certain key solutions, enterprises can refocus IT to improve many aspects of doing business and turn IT into a revenue generator, instead of just a source of costs.
Over the last handful of years, the adoption of private and public cloud solutions has revolutionized enterprise IT and offered a level of operational agility that was previously unheard of.
Ever since the mainstream adoption of cloud computing in the enterprise, organizations have been seeking the benefits of public cloud, while still wanting to retain the control of data center operations.
When it comes to pieces of the IT puzzle where skimping or going with the option that’s just ‘good enough’ will inevitably come back to haunt you, backup and disaster recovery tops the list.
The digital transformation of today’s technology landscape moves at breakneck speed. One of the only things that moves faster, is consumer demand and expectation. Consider this: Before 2007, not a single person in the world had a smartphone – but 13 years later, mobile devices are on track to outnumber the global population four to one. That kind of growth means business leaders need ask themselves, “What if the expectations of our customers exceed what we can do?”
Wendy Pfeiffer routinely lands on lists of “The Most Powerful Women in Tech,” and is currently the Chief Information Officer (CIO) of Nutanix, where she leads the global Information Technology team and functions that support the company’s business operations and employees.