The move to cloud can be daunting. In their blog, Overcoming the Organizational Challenges of Moving to Cloud, Presidio describes one of the barriers organizations face when transitioning to cloud. Building a hybrid cloud – one based on private on-premises resources extended through the public cloud network – requires many shifts in thinking for IT.
In short, IT is becoming the cloud services broker within their own company. This means IT is less about building out infrastructure than it is brokering cloud-based services and applications. To achieve this, IT needs to be able to provide services tailored to their user base. In turn, IT needs to be able to access flexible services designed to meet their specific requirements.
Another important shift in thinking for IT is to realize that the cloud is a doorway to more than just virtual servers. It is a portal to new applications and new ways of doing business so you can act upon emerging opportunities quickly. It is an assurance that you can have the performance you need to follow through on these opportunities. And it is a direct connection to ongoing innovation, enabling your organization to seamlessly access leading technology without extensive capital investment.
Cloud providers like Presidio understand this dual role of cloud, to help manage costs today while enabling unrestricted expansion into the future. And, with their Cisco Powered services, Presidio offers a cloud that is also built for reliability, security, and scalability.