The advent of the many clouds has now become a reality. Enterprises of all sizes and segments are embracing cloud solutions, whether private internal cloud, Virtual Private Cloud, Public Cloud, or some Hybrid. The number of workloads as well as cloud traffic are expected to grow exponentially in the next 5 years.
The shift to the many clouds has significant impact on the role of IT. IT has to reinvent itself to be able to keep control as applications are increasingly moving to cloud infrastructures.
In particular, there are two very strong trends that will require IT to increasingly position itself as a Broker of Services, and evolve from a more traditional role of being an infrastructure provider.
First, line of businesses intend to address some of their IT needs directly by purchasing cloud-based IT services. Read More »