The key to implementing complex projects is to break them down into smaller, less intimidating steps – ones that can be easily focused on and dealt with one at a time. So, when it comes to embarking on a cloud management project, the same rules apply, and there are a common set of management and automation features that are required. The good news is you don’t need to tackle them all at once, but you can take small steps with each to ensure success and adoption. These include:
- Resource Optimization
- Lifecycle Management
- Workflow and Automation
- IT Costing and Chargeback
- Self-Service Provisioning and Service Catalogs
Let’s take a look at each of these features in turn.