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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 increasingly decentralized IT, or what is referred to as “shadow IT.” This helps organizations become more agile, but it also increases security threats due to absence of governance, uniform information security, and adherence to regulatory compliance requirements. Central IT has since reasserted its... (more)

Multi-Dimensional View of Cloud Business Data | @CloudExpo #BI #Analytics

As a enterprise you need to quantify whether you achieved better productivity and reduced cost with cloud deployments. How does your organization’s leadership team correlate and compare which cloud vendor is more cost effective for you? Or which region is proving to be more expensive than the others. Do you have tagging guidelines in place to ensure accountability for the cloud resources? The solution lies in having the right set of cloud analytics tools such as dashboard and reports, to analyze the available data. By providing a multi-dimensional view of cloud business data, usag... (more)

Cloud Services Brokerage Enablement | @CloudExpo #DX #Cloud #FinTech

Cloud Services Brokerage Enablement The cloud market is growing at a rate of 30% annually and is expected to reach $130 billion. Analysts  predict that service providers are well positioned to be the leading point of distribution for cloud  services in light of the scale of their operations and their capacity to offer end-to-end lifecycle  management for IaaS, SaaS and PaaS over secure managed networks. Delivering cloud services has emerged as one of the most important opportunities of the decade for  service providers. To retain existing customers, grow market share and maintai... (more)

Cloud Analytics: The Power of Visualization for Cloud Cost Management | @CloudExpo #Cloud #Analytics

From cloud cost management angle, comprehensive cloud cost analytics across multiple clouds as well as granular drill downs into each of the cost elements is very important for tighter cost control and management. As enterprises are adopting cloud across many line of businesses, departments, vertical functions and geographies, an enterprise class cloud analytics tool is a must have for holistic cloud cost management. As indicated in many of the cloud cost optimization studies published in the industry, rich cloud analytics tools can save up to 70% of cloud resource cost by givin... (more)

Beginning the Cloud Governance Journey: Cloud Cost Management | @CloudExpo #API #Cloud #Analytics

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 complia... (more)