Hybrid Cloud Opportunities: Is IT Ready?

Hybrid cloud opportunities poses many challenges to IT Operations and business stakeholders – this is evident in research which states only about 40% of CIOs have a formal plan in place for cloud adoptions. The adoption of a firm application monitoring strategy can provide insurance for cloud deployments. With the right tool, IT will be able to track the performance of critical cloud-based applications before, during and after they have been deployed.

Bartoletti said interest in public or hybrid cloud computing is widespread, but 38% of 1,058 IT decision makers surveyed by Forrester said they had no formal strategy or plan for adopting it. That figure, however, is expected to drop to 15% by the end of 2013, according to the Forrester Forrsights Services survey conducted in the fourth quarter of 2012.

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