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Most companies have only started using cloud in the past two years. But there are some companies that have been using cloud for 5 years or more. They are “5 years into the future” – they’ve learned …

Most companies have only started using cloud in the past two years. But there are some companies that have been using cloud for 5 years or more. They are “5 years into the future” – they’ve learned things that companies just starting in the cloud won’t discover for several more years. Based on a survey of 542 global IT leaders with at least 1 year experience with cloud computing, this presentation provides compelling “from the future” tips on how to be successful with cloud.

For more information on the survey, visit http://www.ca.com/cloud-success-factors

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  • 1. Cloud Success Tipsfrom the FutureFUTUREMAN
  • 2. I’ve come from5 years into thefuture… to guide you to Cloud Success
  • 3. (Actually, these tips are from a global surveyof 452 companies, all using cloud TODAY,some for five or more years.We looked to see what they’velearned that others can use.)This is“Future History”
  • 4. Future history showsthere are substantialbusiness and technologybenefits to be gainedIf you are notin the cloud yet,get moving
  • 5. Future historyshows companiesin 2013 are seeing ...
  • 6. Faster than expected deployments“somewhat” or “much faster than expected” for IaaS56%55%46%for SaaSfor PaaS
  • 7. Nearly 100% overall satisfactionwith cloud resultsInnovationRevenueCostPerformance99%95%98%97%
  • 8. Stop thinking of thecloud as ImmatureFuture historyshows the cloud isalready mainstreamin 2013
  • 9. 37% of those who wait for technologiesthat have been “completely proven in themarket” have been using cloud for 4+ yearsOnly 10% of the respondents who self-identified as “early” adopters of newtechnologies have been in the cloud that longare already bigusers of cloud“Late Adopters”People think they are early,but they are already behind the times …
  • 10. Future history showsthe longer a companyused cloud, the morelikely that cloudexceeded expectationsCloud exceeded expectationsThe More You use cloud,the more benefit you get22% 1 Year37% 2 Years48% 3 Years71% 4+ Years
  • 11. • Total Cost• Reduced Capital Expense• Performance• Revenue• Innovation• Staff focusOther Areas where Respondents say“experience counts”Future history showsthe longer a companyused cloud, the morelikely that cloudexceeded expectations
  • 12. 8% of respondents that usedonly PaaS said it failed to meetexpectations for speed of innovation8% who used only SaaSfailed at increasedIT performance14% who used only SaaS failedat focusing IT staff on coreduties, away from “chores”Those Companies who did fail onlyused one type of cloud service
  • 13. Look for additionalapplications that can bemoved to the cloudYour peers have beenmoving key applicationsto the cloud for years andare reaping the benefits
  • 14. have already moved critical applications to the cloudAround 50% of respondentscustomer-facing applications (57%);back-office applications, such as HR and CRM (55%);and web infrastructure (54%).57%55%54%customer-facingapplicationsback-office applications,such as HR and CRMweb infrastructurecustomer-facing applications (57%);fice applications, such as HR and CRM (55%);and web infrastructure (54%).testing/development47%IT security48%
  • 15. Be specific about your needs forsecurity and realistic about whetherthe cloud can support itStop using security asthe catch-all reason foravoiding the cloud
  • 16. Respondents overwhelminglysaid that security was asgood or better in the cloudthan they expectedSecurity is NOT aproblem for thecloud97%99%PaaSSaaSIaaS98%
  • 17. Enhanced Securityis actually one of the TOP objectives for using cloudSaaSPaaSIaaS41%38%38%
  • 18. But, Future historyshows IT leaders are alsoconflicted about security
  • 19. SecurityThe Proof:remains the primary reasona mission-critical app isn’tmoved to the cloudSecurityApp is toocritical toour business Privacy/Legal40%34%28%
  • 20. Cloud isn’t theanswer to everyIT or businessproblemDon’t be conflicted, justBe smart about what youmove to the cloud
  • 21. Include IT managementservices as part of youroverall cloud expansion plans
  • 22. Respondents sayThe more youuse cloud, themore you needgood tools tomanage it• End-to-end serviceautomation• Ability to switchbetween cloudproviders• Identity management
  • 23. Look particularly for ITmanagement suites thatsupport both cloud andnon-cloud componentsRespondents who used all 3types of services were 2x aslikely to cite this as a needfor future cloud success
  • 24. Companies using the cloud for 4+years are almost six times morelikely to increase cloud spendingby more than 30% over last year.Expand your use of cloudNOW for future success• Increase budget• Use new types of cloud
  • 25. Thanks,Futureman!For more details on the findingsof the Cloud Success survey, seeca.com/cloud-success-factors