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Hybrid Cloud: What The CFO Wants To Know

Operating a modern business requires IT organizations to reexamine their infrastructure. No longer can traditional monolithic systems provide the speed, flexibility, scale and security to support the digital businesses that are increasingly driving today’s industries. As the IT landscape continues to evolve and require the adoption of more dynamic, agile solutions, it is hybrid cloud that will power the digital enterprise.

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How Much Is Your Data Worth?

Steve Todd

Steve Todd

EMC Fellow and Vice President, Strategy & Innovation

According to Gartner’s Doug Laney, some 80% of executives believe the value of their company’s data is reflected on their balance sheet, yet this increasingly valuable asset is rarely managed with the same discipline, principles and practices as financial or human capital or physical assets. How can a business bridge this gap? (more…)

Where Are the Savings and Benefits Delivered by Hybrid Cloud?

Cloud computing is undoubtedly gaining momentum across businesses of all sizes due to its compelling promise to deliver business agility and cost savings.   You might ask, “How much and where will I see those savings?”What, and where are those savings, you might ask?   Well, we collaborated with Principled Technologies on a study that answers just those questions.  The intention of the study is to provide considerations for assessing the impact of hybrid cloud on your business.  It focuses on two areas:  the business value delivered by hybrid cloud computing and a side by side comparison of two possible paths to hybrid cloud, build your own or buy a fully engineered solution.

The first part of the study focuses on the business values organizations can expect to realize, specifically the cost savings and benefits of hybrid cloud computing.   For a theoretical enterprise of 29,550hc1 employees and a virtualized infrastructure of 5,000 virtual machines (VMs), Principled Technologies used industry available research and their own analysis to calculate that business benefits they could realize.   For example, their findings revealed significant savings around resource optimization with up to – as much as 50% in CapEX savings , 10% associated with reclaiming inactive VMs and 2% more efficient use of software licenses as well as greater efficiencies in service delivery.

 

hc2Reduced complexity and increased efficiencies from automation and operational management can save IT staff time – as much as 56%, giving them the time to focus on other, more impactful business initiatives and projects.  With ever increasing demands on already overtaxed resources, these savings can have a big impact on any organization.

 

The second part of the study explores a side by side comparison of the two paths you can take to get to a hybrid hc3cloud – build your own vs. buy an engineered solution.  It includes Principle Technologies first-hand experience and analysis for both approaches.  Their results revealed that the EMC engineered solution, Federation Enterprise Hybrid Cloud, provides a 92% faster time value through an accelerated cloud implementation of infrastructure-as-a-service.    Most of our customers start with infrastructure-as-a-service but to really deliver IT-as-a-service they want additional features such as data protection across multiple sites, database services, encryption and integration with their operational processes. hc4 Even though the study didn’t build a solution to deliver ITaaS, it validated much of what our customers have been telling us all along as well as our own experience.   We can deliver IT-as-a-Service >50% faster than our customers can do it themselves, allowing them accelerate value to the business.     Taking into account the time, effort and resources involved to design, implement, support and upgrade, the engineered solution can save as much as 67% over 3 years compared to a build your own approach.

Read the full report to understand the benefits hybrid cloud can deliver to your business as well as the considerations for assessing whether to buy or build your own.

From Cost Centre to Engine for Growth – IT Gets Strategic

Adrian McDonald

Adrian McDonald

President, Europe, Middle East & Africa at EMC
Adrian McDonald is President, Europe, Middle East and Africa for EMC Corporation. He was appointed in July 2012 and is responsible for the company's overall revenue generation, management and business strategy in the region. He is based at EMC’s offices in Brentford, United Kingdom.
Adrian McDonald

Customers understand that they need to continue to drive better productivity through the use of information technology and I am seeing it every day with customers across Europe, Middle East and Africa. It seems that the tide is beginning to turn, albeit slowly, and businesses are once again looking out for new information technology that will give them competitive advantage and drive down their overall costs. So what has brought about this change?

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