Enterprises have begun initiatives to build private clouds to reap the same benefits of scale, agility, and cost efficiencies of public clouds such as Amazon and Google while maintaining security, privacy, governance, and control over their IT infrastructure. Benefits include:
With the emergence of many vendor cloud solutions, the industry is driving towards pre-integrated frameworks to support the implementation of private clouds. This is a step in the right direction in terms of philosophy but falls short in some key areas that will be important to most enterprises. On the positive side, the concept of pre-integration implies a well thought out and constructed view of an end-to-end management model for those cloud based services. Most enterprises will need to go beyond this, however, and examine the need for integration with existing process models, services and technical architectures and most importantly tie it all back to their application portfolio transformation so they have a holistic strategy.
We guide our clients in this private cloud transformation journey while considering many dimensions: