Economics in a World of Many Clouds
Welcome to a world of many clouds. Today’s leaders can architect their own private clouds for maximum security, purchase services from public-cloud providers, or find the right balance between the two. In some cases, business services that once cost millions of dollars in internal technology and IT staffing can be garnered for just hundreds of dollars per month when outsourced to the public cloud. Enterprises are significantly impacted by top- and bottom-line benefits.
Top-line growth results from a host of enhancements:
- Improved business agility, reach, and scalability,
- New services innovation, and
- Competitive differentiation by enabling adoption of new technologies.
Bottom-line cloud benefits include:
- Better data center flexibility, utilization, and efficiency,
- Lower operating expenses, and
- Lower TCO for applications.
More than 50 percent of enterprises began cloud migrations in 2011, and at least 12 percent of all enterprise workloads will run on clouds (public, private, hybrid, community) globally by 2013. Are your organization’s top- and bottom-lines economically prepared in a world of many clouds?