The race to the public cloud is now at full throttle among large enterprises. With few exceptions, enterprises are using public cloud services, including infrastructure as a service (IaaS), software as a service (SaaS) and platform as a service (PaaS). For most large enterprises, the near- and medium-term cloud model is “hybrid” or “multi-cloud,” a combination of data center infrastructure services and services from one or more cloud providers.
As enterprises develop their plans to integrate public cloud infrastructure services into their organizations, it’s helpful to think of cloud data center services as an extension of current data center services – including identity management, security, service management, compute, storage and communications – as opposed to entirely new environments that need to be established from scratch. This paradigm helps leaders think about how best to shift workloads across an enterprise’s data centers and cloud providers.
This ISG white paper Going Public: Three Key Considerations for Your Public Cloud Infrastructure Strategy explores three key considerations to keep in mind as you craft and update your cloud migration strategy.