Aligning virtualization and cloud strategies with business goals

Integrating IT strategies, including virtualization and cloud, with overall business goals is not an easy objective. There is no one size fits all model which works for every organization. From a management perspective, ensuring you have the performance visibility into your cloud based services before, during, and after migration is the only way to ensure success.

As an IT admin, it is often difficult to explain what you do with a simple answer. Your job is not simple or one-dimensional; system administration is merely the tip of the iceberg. You manage networks, storage arrays and servers so your company can provide services to customers and reach business goals. When considering cloud strategies for your organization, you can’t lose sight of this bigger picture and you must keep these ultimate goals in mind.

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