Developers are having a greater impact on how applications are architected, and in many cases, making unilateral choices that are in effect making business decisions for the company. While nearly two-thirds of enterprise IT managers believe they should be the deciding vote in selecting a public cloud service, moving apps to the cloud, or creating a private cloud, business units disagree about 40 percent of the time. CIOs need to manage this.
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.