Public cloud offers a wide range of compelling business benefits, including greater scalability and agility of IT infrastructure, simplified consumption of IT, accelerated innovation and cost-efficiency.
For this white paper – the first in a series on moving to the cloud – Datacom asked a group of customers why they are using or considering public cloud. The benefits listed above were among the predominant reasons.
Yet, many respondents who had migrated parts of their workloads to public cloud – using their own in-house expertise – said they had found it hard to quantify savings. In particular, those who had undertaken programmes to move substantial portions of their IT estate to public cloud found it a costly and time-intensive exercise. Almost all of their IT systems needed to be replaced or transformed.
Datacom’s key recommendation in this report is that any move to public cloud needs to be approached in a strategic, planned and methodical manner. Before organisations go to a public cloud, they should take a step back, do due diligence and evaluate which platform is best suited to their current and future needs, and make their own decision. Evaluating Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) is a critical first step.
Learn from your peers’ cloud experiences and make an informed choice about going public. Click the download link to the right, or below if you're on a mobile device, to access our white paper, which outlines who and what is moving to public cloud (and who and what isn’t) and the key challenges organisations have faced when doing so. It also walks you through real-world examples of TCO calculations that showcase the steps and considerations involved.
Take a look at the rest of the series published so far: