Adopting a hybrid-cloud strategy as a means to achieving digital transformation can be complicated. Often, IT and the organization they support have processes, procedures, personnel, and tools that are not aligned for optimal cloud brokerage and consumption.
The most common hurdles to overcome are:
- Complexity of disaggregate applications and tools
- Legacy IT compared with cloud competency
- Lack of confidence that anytime, anywhere, always-on availability is achievable
- Cost of acquisition is unaffordable
Enterprise IT organizations are expected to deliver a consistent user experience. Most public and private cloud implementations are not reflective of one another, which makes all phases of the life-cycle (acquisition, deployment, operation, and maintenance) an inefficient process.