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Gartner on Cloud by Mind Map: Gartner on Cloud
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Gartner on Cloud


Speed & Agility

IT Orgs too slow

Reducing Cost

Hybrid Cloud Computing

Meet Peak Demand

Managing services across providers

Transform IT Orgs

Better business partners



Cloud is an enabler for above, Standard Components, Faster response

Pricing for services

Current needs and challages

More than technology



IT Transformation is difficult

Start foray into cloud with just 1 initiative/project, Learn from success, Move to more areas, Long term: Transform entire org by cloud

Use Cases

Lack of datacenter space

Newcos - Quick Start

Demand Management for standard requests

Look at ALL use cases before selecting solution

Meet requirements better

Vendor Questions


Do use cases require more than virtual provisioning?

Full lifecycle functionality offerred, Upgrades, Patches



Advanced Capabilities, Scalibility, Real time elasticity

Integration, Integration with current service management processes/tool

Heterogenity, Multiple Hypervizers, Virtual and Physical Environments


Investment Required



Buy capacity in anticipation of demand

Transparent Pricing

Business needs to understand it is not free

Manages Demand

Built in costing to buy additional resources when need

New Roles Required

IT Finance

Service Delivery managers, More automated delivery

Business Analyst, Understand business requirements

Approach to Transformation and Rollout

Overall transformation, Large Project, Requires investment

Initiative based approach, Specific projects to gain experience, Learn, Standardize Services, New costing models

Starting Points

Strategy as a starting point

Experience as a starting point

Pain point centric, Training, Development, Non production environments first, Standardized Environments, Web sites, Databases, Sharepoint, Disaster Recovery

Other Cloud Areas

Finance and Cost Accounting

Determine Cost of service delivery

Quantify Costs andBenefits

Understanding Costs Helps Meet Objectives


Move conversation from Cost to Value

Move to Production and Critical Applications

Pilot Initially

Plan Lifecycle Management, Service Levels, Change Control, Compliance, Upgrades/Patches, Security

Public Cloud Evolving

Hybrid Cloud Computing

Managing internal and external resources together

Restrict Usage and Costs

More flexibility in terms and conditions

Negotiate contracts, Limit business risk and liability

Bigger spectrum of offerings