For enterprise IT, hybrid cloud management is a priority

By Mary Johnston Turner, IDC IT Agenda Community |  On-demand Software, cloud management, IT management

Many organizations that are experimenting with private cloud strategies today have focused on the automated, self serve provisioning of compute resources to specialized user groups such as application developers. While this is a good start, the use cases are too narrow to be generalized to the broader organization. Enterprise IT decision makers need to put more emphasis on broad-based service catalogs, service performance monitoring and optimization, and developing self service solutions that can provide larger groups of users and IT staff with a single sign-on portal to provision and monitor all IT services, whether sourced from public, private or non cloud infrastructure.

This will be a steep learning curve for many organizations but a necessary one for organizations that want to maintain control over service quality, cost and security in complex hybrid cloud environments.


Originally published on IDC IT Agenda Community |  Click here to read the original story.
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