Cloud computing has quickly transitioned from a trend to an inevitability for enterprises, as these tools promote efficiency, productivity and savings for a competitive edge. However, as organizations deploy cloud solutions, the objectives for and application of these investments have become deeper and more meaningful. In order to reach more dynamic goals with cloud technologies, companies will need to seek third-party dba services for support.
A recent survey by Unisphere Research revealed that nearly 37 percent of organizations now run private clouds in one form or another, an increase from 29 percent just two years ago. Another 26 percent of firms use public cloud services for enterprise applications, up from 14 percent. Among the public cloud users, 32 percent are employing remote services to host at least part of their private cloud infrastructures. Additionally, private clouds are being extended deeper into the organizations that have them: Currently, 38 percent of firms report that a significant segment of their workloads are now running within their cloud formations, but by next year, a majority, 51 percent, expect to be running substantial parts of their workloads within private clouds.
The primary benefits to private clouds cited by respondents included achieving cost savings through consolidation (61 percent), operational efficiencies (44 percent) and eliminating duplication across the enterprise (43 percent). However, a lack of skills and organization may be posing a challenge to some firms. When asked what is hindering cloud deployments, 37 percent of enterprises said they lack expertise or knowledge, while 35 percent cited budgetary issues.
Advanced skills needed
Silicon Republic reported that successful cloud migration depends on a highly-skilled team of IT professionals. Graham Quinn, chief technology officer with Auxilion, told the source that enterprises very often fear that using as-a-service IT delivery will reduce their control over managing systems and staff. He advised that instead of taking a back seat to cloud adoption, IT teams need to be proactive in these deployments.
"What you need, and what I've seen work, is a strong CIO who can communicate the business values to the senior management team," Quinn explained to the news source. "They need to be advertising what value IT can deliver for them."
By getting more involved in the migration process, seeking remote database experts and engaging employees in user training, enterprises can maximize ROI by optimizing IT systems.
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