What

  • Organizations have different needs centered around attributes such as security, privacy, integration, flexibility, costs, and standards. The near future of cloud delivery models will therefore involve a combination of public (agile and cost-effective) and private (secure and self-managed) deployment, possibly delivered by multiple providers. This hybrid cloud approach is potentially complex.
  • An orchestration platform allows transparency and access to all cloud services through a single and central portal. With such an automated platform, the IT department can offer, manage, and charge-back current and future cloud services in the most efficient way.

Use:

  • A leading global supplier in logistic services deployed a hybrid cloud solution underpinned by a professional Cloud Management Platform (CMP), with a focus on value through the orchestration and automation functions. The result was an integrated digital factory solution for cloud-native application development, enabled by a robust DevOps delivery approach.
  • A Dutch distribution organization migrated its entire application landscape from an on-premise infrastructure to an off-premise, cloud-based IaaS and SaaS, all made possible by an industrialized migration factory. It delivered significant cost savings and increased agility.

 

Impact:

  • Taking the full benefits of a cloud-based infrastructure (including agility, security, innovation, and cost reduction), without having to manage the unavoidable complexity of hybrid scenarios
  • Transparency of what cloud services are actually being used by what business unit and for which purposes
  • Self-service capabilities for the business side, improving speed to market and the alignment between business and IT

 

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