How CIOs Can Reduce Cloud Costs and Ensure Global IP Address Management
Organizations face new
challenges managing and securing Hybrid cloud automation
initiatives while controlling costs.
that organizations that have done little or no cloud cost
optimization are overspending by 70% or more. It is not uncommon
for Gartner to receive inquiries from clients who are spending
two to three times more than 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 have little visibility as to the cost impact on
the overall business.
- The cloud has helped businesses improve customer
acquisition and customer service costs, reach new markets,
push out new products, and minimize procurement and supply
chain costs. However, they could be overspending by more than
70% without cost optimization.
- 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 value.
- If the promises of innovation and the cloud come to
fruition, 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 look out for their interests
“To support digital business, infrastructure and operations leaders responsible for networking must transform their data center networks from fragile to agile.”
- Organization networking teams rely heavily on established network vendors for guidance regarding network operations.
- Established networking vendors present themselves as
trusted advisors to their organization clients; however, they
have not guided customers toward dramatic operational
improvements, particularly in the data center.
- Networking vendors often market their products to the
organization as "highly innovative," but the innovations have
not dramatically improved network operations.
- Cultural issues in organization network teams, including
risk avoidance and rigid change management practices, have led
to manual processes and command-line interface as the primary
configuration tool. It makes it difficult for organizations to
operate at the speed that digital business demands.
If you're dependent
on one of the legacy DDI vendors, your DNS, DHCP, and IP Address
Management system may be running out of gas.