How crazy is this? We’ve found that large organizations on average use 172 compute, 157 marketing and sales and 62 finance services from the cloud. Some organizations use nearly double these amounts!
Simply put, as businesses groups control more IT spend and purchase more cloud services, cloud sprawl is skyrocketing. A large organization now uses on average 730 individual cloud services (including SaaS, PaaS, and IaaS).
So what are the top cloud services categories?
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Tags: Cloud Consumption, Cloud Costs, Cloud Management, cloud risks, cloud security, Cloud Spend, Public Cloud
Cloud sprawl is a BIG challenge. Large companies use 730 individual cloud services – a number which has grown a staggering 21% in just six months. If you don’t know by now what your organization is using, you need to!
At Cisco Live US 2015, Haley Gallant of the Cisco Cloud Consumption practice did a masterful job demonstrating all the features of our Cloud Consumption software.
In just three minutes, you can learn how Cloud Consumption Services can help you discover and monitor your cloud service usage, identify cloud usage anomalies, and understand the risks of cloud.
Take a look and learn more about how Cloud Consumption can help you manage cloud sprawl!
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Tags: Cisco cloud, Cisco Services, cloud, Cloud Consumption, Cloud Costs, Cloud Risk, security, Shadow IT
Senior Director, Advanced Services
How many cloud services do you think your enterprise uses? You’ll be surprised: businesses use ~10-15 X more cloud services – unknowingly. This is what we call ‘cloud sprawl,’ because there are too many cloud services in a given environment and not enough visibility or control for the business.
For organizations wanting to better understand their critical business data, this is especially challenging. First, discovering what cloud services are being used, and second, capturing & analyzing the intelligence from cloud services data can be tough. However, the good news is – Cisco can help with these challenges.
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Tags: business intelligence, Cisco Cloud Services, Cloud Consumption, Cloud Consumption Services, Cloud Management, data virtualization, Public Cloud
In the last two years, we’ve used Cisco Cloud Consumption Assessment and helped many customers discover and understand their cloud services, costs and security risks.
The results are surprising! On average, enterprises use nearly 675 cloud services, have much more risk controls needing attention, and use the same cloud services across multiple categories like compute and storage. After a cloud assessment, most IT and business leaders find themselves faced with a TON of cloud usage. So what should they do next?
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Tags: Cisco Cloud Services, Cloud Consumption, Cloud Consumption Services, Cloud Costs, Cloud Management, Cloud Risk, Public Cloud
By the end of this year, Gartner predicts 1 of 4 cloud service providers (CSPs) will no longer be in business due to consolidation or lack of funding. Based on the explosive growth of cloud use, you are likely using SaaS to support business critical functions and IaaS compute or storage services from the cloud. What happens if that SaaS or IaaS cloud vendor isn’t there tomorrow?
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Tags: Cisco Cloud Services, Cloud Consumption, Cloud Consumption Services, Cloud Management, cloud risks, Public Cloud