How CIOs Can Reduce Cloud Costs and Ensure Global IP Address Management
Enterprises face new
challenges managing and securing Hybrid cloud automation
initiative while controlling costs.
Gartner estimates that
organizations that have done little or no cloud cost optimization
are overspending by 70% or more. In fact, it is not uncommon for
Gartner to receive inquires from clients who are spending two to
three times more than what was initially budgeted.
Central management of
DNS, DHCP and IP Address Management (DDI) is often overlooked as
cloud and automation are usually initiated by newly formed cloud
and automation teams.
- Organizations that manage cloud costs from an IT
perspective only have little visibility as to the degree of the
cost impact on the overall business.
- The cloud has helped businesses improve costs in
customer acquisition and customer service, reach new markets,
push out new products, and minimize procurement and supply
chain costs. However, without cost optimization, they could be
overspending by more than 70%.
- Innovation enablement and agility are important reasons
cloud use is growing; however, central IT in most organizations
has made little investment in learning how to extract this
- If the promises of innovation and the cloud come to
fruition, then organizations' costs will go up; however, they
are ill-prepared to explain "why their cloud costs went up."
- Lack of skill sets and experience with planning
structures, poor automation tool choices, and cultural
resistance have caused organizations to be dissatisfied with
Ensure your Network Vendors Provide Agile Innovation
vendors provide advantages that incumbents cannot research has
found that Incumbent Vendors need to lookout for their own
interests before customers
“To support digital business,
infrastructure and operations leaders responsible for networking
must transform their data center networks from fragile to agile ”
- Enterprise networking teams rely heavily on established
network vendors for guidance regarding network operations.
- Established networking vendors present themselves as
trusted advisors to their enterprise clients; however, they
have not guided customers toward dramatic operational
improvements, particularly in the data center.
- Networking vendors often market their products to the
enterprise as “highly innovative,” but the
innovations have not delivered dramatic improvements in network
- Cultural issues in enterprise network teams, including
risk avoidance and rigid change management practices, have led
to manual processes and the use of command line interface as
the primary configuration tool. This makes it difficult for
enterprises to operate at the speed that digital business
If you're dependent on
one of legacy DDI vendors, your DNS, DHCP and IP Address
Management system may very well be running out of gas.