Service Agility: Unleashing the Power of the Cloud

The cloud is all about agility and innovation. It delivers resources on demand, simplifies application deployment, and dramatically reduces infrastructure costs. That’s why more and more enterprises are moving their critical workloads and business services into public, private and hybrid clouds. It’s the way of the future.

However, ask yourself this. Is your IT organization as agile as the cloud itself? If not, you’re not going to unleash the power of the cloud—you’ll still be stuck in the past.

It’s a delicate balancing act. You want to be agile, but the cloud doesn’t mean that you can ignore security or forget about governance. Your IT environment still needs to be managed consistently—that’s a huge challenge, particularly when your business services span public and private clouds. There’s no standard model across cloud vendors, so you end up with a fragmented operating environment. And, when end users have direct access to cloud resources, things spin out of control – it’s the chaos of shadow IT all over again.