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Cloud is your new home and over the next few years you will more than likely be moving most of your applications to one or more different clouds.

Organizations are constantly being challenged by the ever-increasing speed of technological change. They need to optimize their staff and infrastructure, grow and stay relevant to their customers.

By moving to the cloud, enterprises can take advantage of the ability to embrace change quickly and safely, increasing efficiency, speed & agility, and helping to reduce business risks.

Migrating IT apps to the cloud is just the tip of the iceberg of what is possible. However, this migration it is not easy, and companies often underestimate the complexity of the tasks ahead.

"Just when we thought we all understood cloud, a new set of terms has become commonly used: hybrid, multicloud, cloud-native, edge computing, distributed cloud and cloud repatriation. Some of these are not brand new but have gradually made their way into the IT world, and some have been reintroduced (e.g., hybrid). Even well-established terms can be confusing. For example, software products can be called PaaS (Cloud Foundry or OpenShift), and the “fuzzy” borders between IaaS and PaaS and between PaaS and SaaS cause even more confusion when any of these newer terms are used.”*

This rapid evolution of services can lead to confusion around terminology and new technologies.  Correct definitions are critical to having productive conversations about cloud computing. Disagreements tend to wash away when we all have a common base for discussion. Therefore, CIOs must understand both old and new terminology to plan effective cloud strategies.

 

 

*Gartner, Define and Understand New Cloud Terms to Succeed in the the New Cloud Era, 31 July 2019, David Smith, Daryl Plummer.

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