Cost savings and near-instant IT service delivery are well-known benefits of the cloud. Cloud computing allows organizations to provision resources in minutes or even seconds. Cloud boosts productivity in operations, which are typically 60 percent to 70 percent of overall IT costs.
But cloud often means a loss of control over IT performance. For some businesses, the improved time to market is irresistible, so they are moving to the cloud without sufficient visibility into their IT environments. Others are delaying adoption, and missing out on cloud benefits altogether.