A successful move to the public cloud involves significant changes in the structure, purpose, and role of IT teams. Operations and IT leaders need to implement these changes to enable effective cloud strategies and to ensure the continued relevance of their organizations.
"By 2024, more than 80% of enterprises deploying cloud will have shifted
focus from infrastructure as a service (IaaS) migration to replacing cloud
infrastructure with cloud infrastructure and platform services (CIPS)
and software as a service (SaaS)."
Discussed in this report from Gartner:
“As cloud services continue to gain momentum and on-premises infrastructure loses focus, the traditional mission of an IT infrastructure and operations (I&O) team becomes less important to the organization it serves. I&O must evolve to remain relevant by curating and administering the new sources of IT’s underlying engine: cloud services.”
Administration of cloud services can be challenging. But with OpsCompass, you experience real-time monitoring of drift and compliance, as well as management of all resources across your multi-cloud environments, which enables your I&O teams to more efficiently and effectively manage your organization’s cloud operations and reinforce their value to the enterprise.
In this report, Gartner describes how an opportunity exists to elevate the I&O team to become more of a cloud service broker, a concept that is gaining momentum as migrations to the public cloud increase and number of on-premises environments to continues to fall.
I&O teams can increase their value by:
Per Gartner, “As cloud services continue to gain momentum and on-premises infrastructure loses focus, the traditional mission of an I&O team becomes less important to the organization it serves. I&O must evolve to remain relevant by curating and administering the new sources of IT’s underlying engine: cloud services.”
In our opinion however, the biggest opportunity for I&O teams to enhance their value with leadership comes from showcasing the control and governance they bring to the cloud model, which can often be chaotic when not managed properly. OpsCompass enables that control by improving visibility and empowering I&O teams with real-time data about how their multi-cloud environment is changing. This becomes the foundation of the CCOE by facilitating collaboration and enhancing efficiencies across teams and throughout the organization.
Gartner, Evolve Your Infrastructure and Operations Organization to Remain Relevant in the Cloud Era, 6 February 2020, Craig Lowery
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