This much is true: public cloud adoption will continue to rise globally. This much is also true: Private clouds remain valuable, and hybrid and multi-cloud deployments are becoming the norm—not the exception.
While cloud has become a key driver of business expansion and operational efficiency, business and IT leaders still struggle to understand how to transform their organizations into cloud-driven and cloud-optimized enterprises. Despite the market increasingly viewing the data center and public cloud as part of a singular hybrid strategy with the ability to leverage pools of resources from multiple resources, McKinsey has it right: “Moving applications and data to public-cloud platforms involves working through a formidable set of technology, security, operational, and financial issues.”
Migrating to public cloud doesn’t have to be difficult, but it can be. Failure, loss of time, and loss of money are avoidable with a well-thought-out migration strategy that incorporates the technology, people, and processes needed to run and extend a best-in-class private cloud to one or multiple public clouds.
The CIO Roadmap to Hybrid and Multi-Cloud gives CIOs measurable benchmarks to gauge their cloud aspirations against organizational realities, offering actionable insights that support current and future-facing business and IT objectives.
Digital transformation has driven massive change across industries, and in its wake, a new crop of CIOs is poised to transform the business. Amid shifting market conditions, they’re working to align technology with business goals, whether it’s quickly bringing modern applications and products to market, improving employee experiences, or transitioning from physical resources to virtual tools.
Today’s CIOs must not only meet current needs but also cast a vision for the future. At a time when digital disruptors are battling established enterprises for market share and competitive advantage, it’s clear that the old ways of doing business simply don’t work anymore.
In this brief, we dive into key obstacles facing all CIOs and provide insights and guidance on how to overcome them.
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