There are many reasons for using clouds and cloud-based services.
- Efficient use of IT environments and resources,
- Flexible scaling of the cloud infrastructure and
- optimization of the total cost of ownership
are just some of the advantages.
BUT: at what point does a migration to the cloud make sense, how can the migration succeed and what added value can be provided by a well-developed, generally accepted cloud governance is summarized here. A cloud governance workshop helps to consider all relevant points.
Trust your Cloud
Today, IT managers and CIOs are faced with the question of whether it is more economical (and safer) to migrate relevant business processes and data to the cloud, and how the migration can best be carried out. Many different cloud solutions are available, and finding the right one is initially the biggest hurdle. The decision has a lasting impact on any organization.
The associated range of tasks when parts or an entire IT landscape are migrated to a cloud is large. What consequences such a decision entails and in what form cloud governance comes into play varies from company to company.
Cloud migration, but how?
As in other areas of the company, cloud governance helps as a “set of rules” to successfully and uniformly implement cloud migration on the one hand, but also the permanent use of clouds on the other.
Cloud governance should ensure the traceable, secure and compliant use of cloud services. As a subarea of IT governance, cloud governance focuses specifically on the applications and services used in the context of cloud computing. It is oriented to the goals and strategies of the company as a whole. As such, it must also be regularly reviewed and adapted.
Specifically, cloud governance involves cost and operational management, as well as security, compliance and data management.
Implementing cloud governance
Establishing a cloud governance is an integral part of our cloud migration services.
Advantages of cloud governance
- Migration in line with your business objectives
- Clear usage rules without exceptions
- Smooth rollout of projects
- Compliance with rules and regulations
- Budget compliance and complete risk assessments
ITSDONE Best Practise: Cloud Governance Workshop
To help you decide on the cloud and establish cloud governance as part of your IT governance, we guide you through a cloud governance workshop with the following proven steps:
- What does cloud governance mean for your company
- Benchmarking against relevant governance maturity models
- Establishment of a cloud governance framework
- Establishment of a cloud governance program
- Define governance measures and associated success metrics
- Establishing relevant KPIs to ensure sustainable success
Here to stay
Enterprises are increasingly turning to clouds and cloud-based services. Setting a cloud governance helps to manage cloud services more easily and efficiently. Processes become more transparent and costs are optimized. At the same time, a proliferation of cloud services or cloud providers and the emergence of a kind of “cloud shadow IT” can be avoided. With a solid cloud governance, the topics of long-term cloud sustainability, cloud automation and cloud security can also be managed in the future.
If we can support you in your cloud governance project, we look forward to hearing from you.
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This post was written by Martin Baumgartner