When it comes to private versus public cloud, we are no longer living in an “either/or” world. Rather, the businesses that truly harness the power of both public and private cloud are finding that they have a significant advantage over their “either/or” peers. The truth is that despite the allure of the public cloud, organizations still need IT at the helm. We trust and depend heavily on our IT departments to make crucial decisions around security, governance and performance. And after all, they have a vested interest in brokering the best solutions for their company that will ultimately drive business acceleration and the bottom line.
Brian Gallagher is President of EMC’s Cloud Platform Team. He is responsible for the company’s strategy and offerings for cloud native application management and orchestration. He is based in Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA.
Looking at the world today, more and more applications are being published and pushed to clouds. The rate of growth for cloud native applications is in the double digits. Unfortunately, there are still misperceptions about cloud computing.
The most significant one is that all clouds are created equal. (more…)
No matter what business you are in or the size of your organization today, if you are an IT leader, you must be contemplating the future of IT in the context of the massive change in our industry. What will it look like? And how can I ensure I fully leverage it to the benefit of my customers and my own company? (more…)
Mike Koehler is President, Professional Services. He manages EMC Global Services' broad portfolio of professional services, practices and delivery, as well as go-to-market execution, ensuring customers derive maximum benefit from their investments in EMC technology. As the leader of EMC's professional services team, Koehler is responsible for supporting EMC's continued leadership role in Cloud, Big Data, and Trusted IT by enabling its customers and partners on their IT transformation journey. He is based at EMC’s offices in Dallas, Texas, United States.
On the road to IT-as-a-Service, transforming your IT infrastructure and applications is the easy part, comparatively speaking, that is. The really tough part is transforming the people and processes, and it’s also what differentiates the most successful IT transformations.
So you’ve virtualized your environment, set up your on-premises private cloud and connected it with a public cloud solution. You have a hybrid cloud up and running and you’re on your way to delivering IT-as-a-Service. Now that you have the hardware and software operating, how do you get your people operating in a new way – with new processes and structure — that allows your business to capitalize on the new IT agenda to deliver more business value than ever before? (more…)
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