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Getting cloud management and sustenance right -- Part-3


In my first blog I spoke about why enterprises need cloud and in my second blog I spoke about cloud governance and compliance. In this blog let's look at how cloud is transforming IT from an asset centric to a service centric organization. Automating basic IT operations with processes, increases productivity and fosters business innovation. Besides governance and integration, the cloud sustenance and management framework includes a cloud service automation solution.

Typically, cloud automation solutions involve ensuring service fulfillment and managing cloud and operational activities. These include driving efficiencies into processes such as service procurement, provisioning and deployment; providing users with a self-service option through a portal that lists all available services within a service catalog ;managing various automation workflows as well as metering and billing ; updating/ modifying templates and operational activities to maintain and administer the automation solution.

Cloud managed and security services are responsible for providing proactive, predictive and reactive service assurance to the business and ensuring end-to-end security of the ecosystem.

Automation of operational activities such as backup services, event management, monitoring thresholds, security monitoring etc enables proactive and faster responses to potential issues and threats. This helps the organization adopt a service-driven operational framework with minimum manual effort.

It allows organizations to shift their focus from enabling machine resource levels (CPU utilization, disk performance) to ensuring user service levels (application availability, transaction speeds, etc).

Despite the benefits that cloud delivers, enterprises remain cautious about adopting cloud solutions for business transformation. This is because deploying cloud in a traditional managed services offering restricts the range of benefits.

While employing multiple CSPs is a step in the right direction, enterprises need to partner with experienced cloud ecosystem integrators to ensure successful business transformation from Cloud transitions. Such ecosystem integrators can deliver the whole range of benefits through an effective Cloud management framework with capabilities such as governance and compliance, integration and orchestration, automation, and managed security and services models.




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