Let’s continue our journey discussing the 5 use cases helping you embark on the journey to cloud. Use case 4 is probably one of the most interesting ones and directly responds to the pressure put on the CIO to try keeping IT under control.
When I highlight these use cases, I do not limit them to public cloud. Indeed, there is some nervousness about the use of public clouds for certain workloads in many parts of the world and the Prism subject does not change that. This article was written prior to the unfolding of the news. But if I had to write it today, it would look pretty similar. In each of the scenarios, companies have to ask themselves where to put what workload. Now we should also realize that "shadow-IT" typically leads to the use of public cloud services. And frankly that is not going to change.
First, yesterday the day started with keynotes from Dave Donatelli, George Kadifa and Mike Nefkins. Dave discussed new products in the server, storage and network area, focusing mainly on the software defined ones, describing how HP addresses software defined data centers. George and his team walked us through the HAVEn announcement and showed through three new products how HAVEn can be used to gain better understanding of our IT environments.
The good thing in migrating to the cloud is that the traditional environment will be there for quite a while. So, the ones that resist the change, do not have the right attitude or do not have the right skills can be kept running the traditional environment.
As you probably know by now, I have the opportunity to talk to many CIOs about cloud and how to take some of their activities to the cloud. As long as we discuss options, concepts, offerings etc. the discussion is animated. But at one moment, THE question pops up. How can we go after this? How do we start?