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Sign in to view more Gartner research. Summary Gartner's ongoing examination of real-world cloud computing service use allows companies to learn from other's experiences and establish best practices for using cloud services.
Table of Contents Recommended Reading Analysis As cloud computing hype continues to grow, there is a need to examine the lessons learned by those companies that have adopted cloud computing as part of their IT environment. This special report examines how companies have used cloud computing to drive business value, as well as the lessons learned and best practices developed along the way.
The experiences of these companies span infrastructure, platform and application services with varying degrees of success. The city has migrated 17, users to Gmail, but the process has not always been smooth.
IT leaders evaluating or migrating to Gmail should become familiar not only with the successes, but also the challenges faced by others when considering cloud computing. Our discussions with the CIO for the City of Los Angeles reveal some of the challenges this early government cloud email adopter faced.
It is not always possible to meet complex regulatory compliance requirements with cloud services. This has Case study cloud delivery models the 13,member Los Angeles police department from migrating to the cloud-based solution. In addition, network redundancy, capacity and operational fitness need to be examined as part of any cloud strategy.
Given the intense financial constraints the city has been facing in recent years, these savings outweighed the challenges. Easyjet Exploits the Cloud for Rapid Innovation," we examine how easyJet first saw cloud computing as a way to minimize costs, but came to realize it also provided a critical element to support business agility.
EasyJet's familiarity with outsourcing and managed services made the introduction of cloud services a "natural extension" of the IT strategy. EasyJet is moving pragmatically to exploit cloud services to extend and complement internal systems.
This hybrid approach combining internal and external systems is a common theme in a number of the Case Studies.
Despite a willingness to embrace the cloud model, easyJet remains cautious about moving highly sensitive data onto cloud systems. Enhancing and extending existing internal systems allowed easyJet to gain new functionality and business value without moving sensitive corporate information into the cloud.
Legal liability, insurability, regulatory compliance concerns and the unwillingness of providers to indemnify cloud consumers is a bigger concern than technical issues on multitenant isolation or data center security. Another aggressive mover to cloud computing is D-Link see "Case Study: By moving the vast majority of its non-ERP application portfolio to the cloud, it has improved enterprise agility and risk management, decreased IT costs and shifted its focus to the business.
This benefit in the form of agility and support for rapid business innovation was consistently cited by the majority of the companies Gartner interviewed as the biggest benefit of cloud computing.
While agile is not a necessary part of cloud, the combination of agile development, cloud computing and reorganizing IT has led to improved enterprise agility and risk management, decreased IT costs and a shift in its focus to the business.
Private cloud is contemplated as an option for ERP in the future. Sanimax see "Case Study: Sanimax Leverages Cloud Computing and Hosting to Drive Agility and Efficiency" is a classic example of a small or midsize business SMB pursuing a hybrid approach to cloud, but with a twist.
A new CIO came to Sanimax with a mandate to modernize the company's aging IT environment and lead a shift to hosting and cloud computing. Seventy-five percent of Sanimax's IT department is now either cloud computing or hosted, and the company sees hosting and cloud as twin elements of a strategy to modernize its IT infrastructure and shift the architecting, installation and management of the infrastructure to third parties.
Where they are not mature enough or do not exist, the company uses a hosted model, but with longer-term plans to move to SaaS.
Unlike other enterprises, Sanimax sees ERP as a viable cloud service when its supplier, Microsoft, releases its cloud service offering in Sanimax cites a shift from capital costs to operational costs, the ability to scale up and down as needed, and the ability to more easily keep its IT environment up to date as key drivers for the cloud strategy Two of our Case Studies deal with companies using Force.
In this case, the company was already a salesforce. Its experience was not as smooth. However, challenges meeting requirements, longer than anticipated development time and dealing with the vendor posed challenges.
In both cases, the companies are using a cloud service broker to simplify their consumption of cloud services from multiple providers. In the case of Mohawk see "Case Study: On-premises application-to-application integration Supply chain integration for its customers All the technical support and commercial aspects of linking with third-party cloud services providers Men's Warehouse see "Case Study: Having one cloud services provider relationship made the transition to using cloud computing much easier for both Mohawk and Men's Warehouse.towards more flexible, cloud-based delivery models, there’s also the possibility that Cisco Capital® could help fund pay-per-use services, thereby smoothing cash flow and reducing financial risk.
The good thing about Rackspace was that they were able to focus on the cloud lifecycle. They were very smart about how to roll out these capabilities to each business unit. Engineering Case Studies Innovation Challenge and Akvelon Akvelon is teaming up with Microsoft and the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) in their effort to help farmers, agricultural businesses, scientists and consumers with climate change and resiliency of food systems across the US.
ISSC Cloud Computing Final Case Study Name: 1)Fundamental Concepts and Models Test question (15pts) Company B Company B is an IT hosting company that provides a range of shared services used by a wide variety of customers.
One of Company B's customers is Company A. Contents: Cloud Delivery Models: The Cloud Provider Perspective Cloud Delivery Models: The Cloud Consumer Perspective Case Study Example Cloud Delivery Model Considerations “The chapter is organized into two primary sections that explore cloud delivery model issues pertaining to cloud providers and cloud .
Cloud Delivery Models Read the three scenarios below In each case, Indicate which Could Delivery model would best fit the situation described. Include a brief description explaining your answer Scenario #1 EX. is a large real estate firm.