Because your company has probably moved to the cloud, there are some things you are going to worry about, but shouldn't: the cloud operator stealing your data at rest, bad actors intercepting and reading your data in flight, bad actors "hacking the cloud" and stealing everything. When you eliminate these things, then you get back to the things that really matter.
If you want to work at the speed that private cloud can enable, you’ll have to remove as much human latency from your process as possible. As Tesla CEO Elon Musk famously put it, “you can’t have people in the production line itself, otherwise you drop to people speed.”
The cloud offers lots of benefits to employees and consumers, but lots of headaches for IT architects. When it comes to evaluating the impact that cloud will have on your digital transformation, there’s no easy explanation. The answer mostly depends on whom you ask.
If one of your motivations for moving to the cloud is to save on CapEx, be prepared to measure upward pressures on your OpEx. Here are the metrics to measure.
There’s potentially a gulf of pain between using cloud services and successfully using cloud services. How will you know if you’re being successful? You need the metrics that match your priorities: agility, TCO, reach and productivity.
Digital transformation isn’t about using technology to do the same things you’ve always done—it’s about doing things that weren’t possible before. Digital transformation is a state of mind versus a set of tools. You can’t just say it—you have to map it out.
The State of Application Delivery 2017: Security with a High Probability of CloudGet the Report