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 many advantages that speak for the use of clouds and cloud-based services.
In the following, you will find a summary of when a migration to the cloud makes sense, how the migration can succeed and what added value a well-developed, generally accepted cloud governance can provide. By means of a cloud governance workshop, all relevant points are considered.
Trust your Cloud
IT managers and CIOs are faced with the questions of whether a migration of relevant business processes and data to the cloud is more economical (and more secure) and how this is best carried out. There are many different cloud solutions but finding the right one is the biggest hurdle at the outset. As this decision has a lasting impact on all organizations.
The range of tasks involved in migrating part or all your IT landscape to the cloud, is vast. The consequences of this decision and how cloud governance works will vary from company to company.
Cloud migration, but how?
Cloud governance serves as a “set of rules” for a successful and consistent implementation of cloud migration as well as the permanent use of clouds.
Cloud governance aims to ensure traceable, secure, and compliant use of cloud services. As part of IT governance, cloud governance focuses specifically on the applications and services used in cloud computing. It is aligned with enterprise-wide goals and strategies, so regular review and adjustment is necessary.
Specifically, cloud governance includes cost and operational management, as well as security, compliance, and data management.
Implementing cloud governance
Establishing cloud governance is an integral part of our cloud migration services.
Advantages of implementing cloud governance
- Migration in line with your business objectives
- Clear usage rules without exceptions
- Smooth rollout of projects
- Compliance with regulations and rules
- Budget compliance and complete risk assessment
Cloud governance includes cost and operational management as well as security, compliance, and data management.
ITSDONE Best Practice: 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 performance indicators
- Establishing relevant KPIs to ensure sustainable success
Come to stay
Enterprises are increasingly turning to clouds and cloud-based services. Establishing cloud governance helps you manage cloud services more easily and efficiently. Processes become more transparent, and costs are optimized. At the same time, cloud services and cloud providers can be prevented from spreading out of control and creating a kind of “cloud shadow IT”. In the future, solid cloud governance also manages the issues of long-term cloud sustainability, cloud automation and cloud security.
If we may support you in your cloud governance project, we look forward to hearing from you.
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This post was written by Ivana Lovric