Phy-gital Roundtable: Breakfast Roundup from Germany and Netherlands

02 May '15 | Debjyoti Paul

German Shoppers: Meet Them in the Fast Lane to Phy-gital

15 January '15 | Ralf Reich

Shoppers Will Share Personal Information (But They Don’t Want to be “Friends”)

15 January '15 | Anil Venkat

Modernize or Perish: Property and Casualty Insurers and IT Solutions

14 January '15 | Manesh Rajendran

Benelux Reaches the Phy-gital Tipping Point: Omnichannel Readiness is Crucial

13 January '15 | Anil Gandharve

The New Omnichannel Dynamic: Finding Core Principles Across Industries

13 January '15 | Debjyoti Paul

Technology does not disrupt business – CIO day 2014 Roundup

02 December '14 | Anshuman Singh

Apple Pay – The Best Is Yet To Come

02 December '14 | Indy Sawhney

Digital transformation is a business transformation enabled by technology

01 December '14 | Amit Varma

3 Stages of FATCA Testing and Quality Assurance

06 October '14 | Raman Suprajarama

3 Reasons why Apple Pay could dominate the payments space

18 September '14 | Gaurav Johri

Beacon of Hope: Serving Growth and Customer Satisfaction

05 August '14 | Debjyoti Paul

The Dos and Don’ts of Emerging Technologies Like iBeacon

30 July '14 | Debjyoti Paul

What You Sold Us On – eCommerce Award Finalist Selections

17 July '14 | Anshuman Singh

3 Steps to Getting Started with Microsoft Azure Cloud Services

04 June '14 | Koushik Ramani

8 Steps to Building a Successful Self Service Portal

03 June '14 | Giridhar LV

Innovation outsourced – a myth or a mirage or a truth staring at us?

13 January '14 | Ramesh Hosahalli

What does a mobile user want?

03 January '14 | Gopikrishna Aravindan

Infrastructure Managed Services for the Cloud

Posted on: 27 July '10

As businesses begin to understand and adopt cloud computing, the initial focus is on zero capex based effective on-demand server capacity provisioning. The elasticity has been addressed by many specialist utility-based hosting service providers by utilizing the large amount of compute and storage infrastructure investment and provisioning virtual machines with middleware application server platforms. The compute capacity enhancement, virtually on demand that operate in complete isolation from one another is difficult to manage. Cloud computing enables the business or service consumer the ability to build and provision operating and application environment with great agility. As the service providers aggressively build the cloud ecosystem over time, the potential benefits to the business also grows.

While Cloud Computing holds tremendous promise to the business, the management needs are not necessarily getting any simpler. Cloud computing infrastructure built on distributed systems is inherently complex and holds new sets of management challenges and issues. The real challenge post-establishing cloud-based ecosystem is maintaining the service that considers the inherent complexities, thereby maximizing benefits with minimal downtimes and issues.

Are you challenged with some of these questions?

– Can cloud-based systems support mission-critical business applications?
– How do I manage change to my cloud ecosystem without breaking it?
– Do you have visibility into your cloud computing environment components, system and services availability during runtime and plan your capacity needs?
– How much of your business or operational change will be managed by cloud provider?

Today, most cloud initiatives do not provide affirmative answers because there are not many credible implementations which have invested a sound service strategy. It is during economic downtrends that organizations look at maximizing performance with optimal capacity. When technology begins to drive business model as is what appears to gain some ground with the advent of cloud, a clear focus on service governance begins to blur. Without a credible operational and governance solution, most organizational initiatives on Cloud computing, private or public, could spiral into an unmanageable complex set of services due to lack of visibility on performance, influence on optimization, configuration changes and therefore agility to respond to business needs.

In my subsequent blogs, I will talk about evolution of models in cloud computing and managed services for each of these models.

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