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How to Ensure Successful Public Cloud Deployments?

By Cloud Computing Outlook | Thursday, December 26, 2019

Cloud deployment is the latest trend in the market and organizations are riding the bandwagon. However, for a successful migration, cultural changes need to be made.

FREMONT, CA:  Cloud migration is one of the steps to digital transformation. It offers flexibility, scalability, and cost-effectiveness. Learning about the benefits, organizations rush into the public cloud, and the IT department adjusts to the complexities these environments create.  Industry analysts believe that a lot of business end-users are doing shadow IT, which increases the friction between IT and the business. Shadow IT can mislead the organizations going into the public cloud without proper evaluation. Lines of business (LOB) are not working with core IT before they deploy the public cloud.

Planning is critical to maximize the capabilities and minimize the inconvenience and cost before cloud migration. To ensure the best results, key players must be involved. For instance, to get the best return on investments, procurement experts must be consulted. Equally, budgeting is also crucial. Organizations must lay out a budget of the cloud and the consumption cost for the entire year. Organizations must not deploy and realize that they do not have adequate financial resources by the second half of the fiscal year. Cloud-as-a-service models enable organizations to pay as they use. Consulting IT, end-users, and procurement is the best method to spend within the budget.

Communication is the key to the enterprise. The traditional monolithic roles were the users of the solutions are end-users, central IT is the provider, and the administration handles finances are obsolete. Today, different departments in the organization need to work together, communicate better, and collaborate. Experts believe that bridging the divides, opening the lines of communication, and gaining new levels of understanding are some of the ways to improve cloud adoption. The end users must come to the IT department with their needs and then listening to the requirements, the department must be flexible and agile in providing services.

When an organization switches to the cloud without involving the IT department, errors and glitches reveal the importance of IT to the enterprise. Similarly, IT needs to be agile for the end-users to deploy applications while also placing safety rails. Successful cloud deployment means a collective effort from a full stack team of experts throughout the organization. As time changes, organizations have to make drastic cultural changes to function efficiently and thrive in the market.

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