Keith Townsend, on Nov 20, 2017 9:09:00 AM
Enterprise cloud consumption is changing. There’s an unfortunate reality in most enterprises, where IT budgets are flat - but at the same time, IT teams are being asked to do more. The classic “do more with less” conundrum means that IT teams are turning to strategies - more VMs, more instances of public cloud use, and the consumption of more types of clouds and cloud services, for example - to accomplish this.
Jaimie Sinclair, on Jul 25, 2017 9:48:38 AM
Many organizations today – especially those just starting out on their cloud journey – start their migration to the cloud through private infrastructure. Committing all in to the cloud can be daunting (and unrealistic), and by adopting private cloud solutions first, companies can more easily gain the benefits of the cloud, including flexibility and scalability, while still maintaining complete control over their data.
From increased efficiency and cost savings to workload scalability and speed, cloud computing is becoming a business imperative and the de facto computing method for companies of all shapes and sizes. In fact, Comptia's latest Trends in Cloud Computing report reveals that 90 percent of companies currently leverage cloud computing in some way, while IDC estimates total spending on cloud IT infrastructure alone to increase more than 18% in 2017 to reach $44.2 billion.
When looking at doing Chargeback or Showback, people have different motivations and goals they wish to accomplish. Whether it is recovering costs, naming and shaming (also known as "Shameback"), or justifying the relevance of your IT department. But really whatever the reason, the truth is that you want to, in some way, change the way in which people are consuming the resources, and to make others aware of the costs involved in providing the services.
Businesses are moving workloads to the cloud to enable new processes and unlock new value, promoting process efficiency, collaboration, and insight. Moving to public clouds can not only provide significant financial and time savings but also allows you to redirect resources to focus on new projects that service your customers and grows your business.
Years from now, your grandchildren will look at you incredulously when you explain that there was once a time when computers sat there sucking up idle energy, and it took even more energy to cool them while they were busy doing nothing. And this is to say nothing about the fact that most of this energy came from non-renewable sources!
It depends on your past and present!
Jay Litkey, on Jan 18, 2013 12:30:00 PM
Like everyone else out there, Embotics is looking forward to the fresh start associated with the New Year. With this in mind, we are looking at what some of the private cloud management market resolutions should be in 2013: