Providing the benefits
The main reason for the use of cloud technology in companies is that the IT team is no longer able to deliver innovations at the pace required for the company. According to Mike Van Vliet, Consulting Pursuit Lead at Dell Technologies, the cloud should not be an end in itself for the company, but must be a means to achieve a goal.
The CIO is responsible for developing a strategy that ensures that cloud usage does not become a reflection of a fragmented on-premises application portfolio.
Few corporate IT departments have the skills and financial resources to implement all of these requirements. Just like in the past, you need technology and implementation partners as well as consultants.
However, these partners must not sell closed, monolithic systems, but must offer integration, automation and orchestration services. For Van Vliet from Dell, cloud usage should fit into a template that enables standardization, self-service, automation, orchestration and charge-back.
These are the main characteristics of a public cloud. It forms the basis for multi-cloud implementations in the company, adds Richard Bennett, Head of Industry Solutions & Strategy, EMEA, at VMware.
“Companies like VMware and Dell have the technical capabilities and implementation capabilities to help CIOs implement a multi-cloud environment that will innovate, cut costs, and enable omnipresent security, compliance, and operations management.”