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Gaining visibility in today's sprawling cloud infrastructure is complex and laborious, involving drilling down into tools offered by various cloud services providers. Enterprise IT organizations need smarter and effective tools at their disposal in order to address this pertinent problem. Gaining a 360 - degree view of the cloud costs requires collection and analysis of the cost data across all cloud infrastructures used inside an enterprise. Almost universally, businesses know they need to practice cloud cost management, improve business agility, and maintain security and compliance, but they do not know how to get started. They are looking for a "playbook" that they can get handle on cloud services management of the growing (and often sprawling) cloud services. Start with Cloud Cost Management Our experience indicates that companies who start with a focus on managin... (more)

How Cloud Governance Can Provide Cost Saving Benefits | @CloudExpo #Cloud #Security #Compliance

Cloud Governance means many things to many people. Heck, just the word cloud means different things depending on who you are talking to. While definitions can vary, controlling access to cloud resources is invariably a central piece of any governance program. Enterprise cloud computing has transformed IT. Cloud computing decreases time-to-market, improves agility by allowing businesses to adapt quickly to changing market demands, and, ultimately, drives down costs. The ease of deploying and scaling cloud services, along with their low cost of acquisition, has resulted in increasi... (more)

Cloud Analytics: How You Can Accurately Analyze Your Cloud Cost | @CloudExpo #API #Cloud #Analytics

In 2011, Marc Andreessen wrote a thought provoking article in the Wall Street Journal that software is eating the world. Today, in 2017, we can say that cloud transformation is happening all around us and cloud is now indeed eating the world. While Cloud services consumption is becoming prolific within the enterprises, it is often challenging to decipher who is using the cloud, how much is it being used and for what purposes ? Further, is the usage of cloud across the enterprise optimal? While migration to cloud is saving money, not utilizing the cloud resources optimally is null... (more)

Hybrid Cloud - Key Benefits and Must-Have Requirements | @CloudExpo #DX #Compliance

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 Bri... (more)

Learn How You Can Succeed With Microsoft CSP Program

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)