Catching the Cloud Drift
Cloud computing has become the cornerstone for businesses looking to scale infrastructure up or down quickly according to their needs with a lower total cost of ownership. But far from simplifying the IT executive's life, the expanded use of the cloud is introducing a whole new level of concept and complexity.
Research has found that the average enterprise uses 2.6 public clouds and 2.7 private clouds. Meanwhile, the average business is using 110 different cloud applications in 2021, up from 80 in 2020. Digital transformation has exacerbated the problem, with organizations of all sizes now faced with an abundance of technology ‘choice' which is actually only serving to hinder cloud transformations.
It gets even more challenging when IT people need to communicate crucial aspects of an organization's cloud infrastructure to non-technical decision makers. And as more and more workloads are migrated to different clouds, the unique requirements of different processes, and the effects of configuration "drift" start to become clearer.
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