When it comes to cloud adoption, virtualization simply is not enough. Businesses still need to evolve, optimize, benchmark, cycle through, and then optimize further.
An entry in IT-Director.com shares a very comprehensive excerpt from an HP Expert Chat Session podcast entitled, “How to Best Pursue Cloud Computing Models” with Glenn West, the Data Center and Converged Infrastructure Lead for Asia Pacific and Japan in HP’s Technology Services Organization as guest.
This interview provided some actionable recommendations on how IT can support cloud benefits, re-architect their data centers with low risk and become the benefits enabler.
Here are some takeaways from the interview:
- Cloud is more than just the technology, it’s also about people and processes
- The cloud needs to go through different levels of maturity
- Part of the process involves standardization – the service life cycle
- Prepare for hybrid cloud
The points above are only the tip of the iceberg. There are so much more techniques that businesses can extract from this article. Visit IT-Director.com to read the full version and see why you need to understand the cloud and how you can optimize it for best results.