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Gartner says by 2020, a corporate "No-Cloud" Policy will be as rare as a "No-Internet" policy is today and specifically the Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) market is projected to continue to grow more than 25 percent per year through 2019. This surge in cloud adoption also represents a huge shift in cloud spending by IT organizations, directly or indirectly affecting more than $1 trillion dollars in Cloud IT purchases by 2020, according to Gartner. Of course, not every enterprise app and data bit will move fully to the cloud. To quote yet another study - this one by North Bridge Venture Partners and GigaOM Research - many of these deployments will be hybrid in nature. For enterprises and smaller organizations alike, it's essential to build a cloud strategy that adopts public and private cloud resources, on-premise systems, containers, and more. Research confirms... (more)

How to Manage, Deliver and Govern Hybrid Cloud Services | @CloudExpo #SaaS #ITaaS #Cloud

Many enterprise and government IT organizations are realizing the benefits of cloud computing by extending IT delivery and management processes across private and public cloud services. But they are often challenged with balancing the need for centralized cloud governance without stifling user-driven innovation. This strategy requires an approach that fundamentally reshapes how IT is delivered today, shifting the focus from infrastructure to services aggregation, and mixing and matching the best services for meeting organizations’ current and future needs. For enterprises, the ... (more)

Microsoft Cloud Solution Provider (CSP) Program | @CloudExpo #API #Cloud #Microservices

What is a Microsoft Cloud Solution Provider (CSP)? Microsoft defines its "Microsoft CSP program" as a true cloud reseller program, with Microsoft partners shifting from principally reselling Microsoft Cloud Products and Services to managing the entire customer relationship. Cloud computing is changing the profitability dynamics of managed-service providers, system integrators, IT distributors, and VARs globally, by transforming IT spend from capital expenditure to on-demand operating expense. According to Microsoft-sponsored research by consultants such as IDC, the market opport... (more)

8 Features of Jamcracker Cloud Governance Platform : Infographic

The cloud offers some great benefits and advantages. For organisations to get the maximum benefit from cloud, having the right cloud governance framework and processes is absolutely crucial. The most important step in Cloud Governance is to control access to information and resources. Poor access governance results in financial and compliance risks through improper segregation of duties or when users have unauthorized access to information or other resources. While organizations are sourcing cloud services to optimize costs, they are facing a new set of challenges to contain over... (more)

Cloud Governance: Cloud Service Catalogs and Approval Workflow

Watch this video to understand how Enterprises are adopting cloud services catalogs to leverage the advantages of centralized control, centralized discovery, and centralized access. By providing the portal with pre-configured cloud apps, an enterprise can ensure that only the corporate approved cloud resources  are used by the employees, reducing significantly the threat of “IT Shadow”. Each department can also have unique a set of catalog and the department users can access the catalog to purchase cloud applications and infrastructure services specific to them. The platform als... (more)