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

Motivators

Speed & Agility

IT Orgs too slow

Reducing Cost

Hybrid Cloud Computing

Meet Peak Demand

Managing services across providers

Transform IT Orgs

Better business partners

Pro-active

Service-centric

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

Pricing for services

Current needs and challages

More than technology

Processes

People

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

Provisioning

Do use cases require more than virtual provisioning?

Full lifecycle functionality offerred, Upgrades, Patches

Compliance

Scalibility

Advanced Capabilities, Scalibility, Real time elasticity

Integration, Integration with current service management processes/tool

Heterogenity, Multiple Hypervizers, Virtual and Physical Environments

Pitfalls

Investment Required

Processes

Roles

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

Measure

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