The benefits of public cloud are so tempting that many organizations have been quick to adopt; only to find out of the downsides and risks the hard way—being confronted by them! The list of potential risks can get long and include alarming items like lackluster performance, costs considerably higher than expected, and the ever looming security violations.
So how does one move to adopt public cloud services, gaining the benefits while minimizing the risk? Caveat emptor, buyer beware, is a good start place. Cloud promises come fast and furiously. You need to make the time and devote the effort to understanding and documenting your needs and expectations. Then compare these to the array of promises and develop a guiding roadmap for public cloud adopting.
To help customers execute this seemingly daunting but vital task, Cisco has developed a comprehensive set of Cloud Adoption Services. These focused services help customers adopt public cloud with confidence. Bob highlights some of the key elements available to customers in this video. All of which focus on helping customers develop a comprehensive roadmap to guide the organizational transition to public cloud and in the process create a more responsive, innovated IT organization.
For more insights on cloud services from Bob, view my previous blog, Good Help is Essential.