Cloud computing has moved into the mainstream of enterprise computing as large enterprises have realized quantifiable cost savings, superior time-to-value and rapid innovation by adopting cloud computing. Given the significant potential benefits, enterprises of all sizes are looking to accelerate their adoption of the cloud. Today cloud computing has become a common way of delivering services via the Internet.
Cloud adoption is a complex process and the variety of available options has led to confusion over the roadmap ahead. IT and business teams follow different approaches to Cloud adoption. IT team's primary challenge is to improve efficiency by building and automating infrastructure without compromising on security and regulatory compliance needs. Whereas, business teams’ prefer to adopt the Cloud quickly to launch innovative business systems and maximize business value. There is a need for a comprehensive set of Cloud service offerings to reconcile these varied approaches to Cloud adoption.
Since cloud computing is fairly a new model for supplementing and delivering IT, there still are concerns like:
- How will the cloud transformation happen?
- Where do we start and how do we set the roadmap?
- Is our business suited for the cloud?
- Will we be locked into a particular cloud vendor?
- What would be the rollout strategy for our SaaS application?