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WITH GREAT POWER COMES
GREAT RESPONSIBILITY
December 14, 2017
Today’s Panelists
Owen Rogers
Research Director, Digital Economics
Unit, 451 Research
Mahesh Ramachandran
Vice President, ...
Cloud: With great power brings great
responsibility.
Dr. Owen Rogers
Summary
• Cloud promises much but reality bites
• Skills shortage blocks full potential
• The dream lives on
• Help is nee...
Source: 451 Research, Voice of the Enterprise:
Cloud Transformation, Organizational Dynamics
2016
What were the key factor...
Source: 451 Research, Voice of the Enterprise:
Cloud Transformation, Budgets and Outlook 2016
What are the top IT pain poi...
Source: 451 Research, Voice of the Enterprise:
Cloud Transformation, Organizational Dynamics
2017
Does your organization c...
Source: 451 Research, Voice of the Enterprise:
Cloud Transformation, Organizational Dynamics
2017
Which of the following s...
Source: 451 Research, Voice of the Enterprise:
Cloud Transformation, Organizational Dynamics
2017
Please rate the difficul...
Source: 451 Research, Voice of the Enterprise:
Cloud Transformation, Organizational Dynamics
2016
What is the most importa...
Source: 451 Research, Voice of the Enterprise:
Cloud Transformation, Budgets and Outlook 2016
Approximately how much do yo...
Source: 451 Research, Voice of the Enterprise:
Cloud Transformation, Vendor Evaluations 2016
Q37.Which of the following be...
Source: 451 Research, Voice of the Enterprise:
Cloud Transformation, Workloads and Key Projects
2017
In general how would ...
The OpsRampView
How do you modernize IT operations for cloud?
OpsRamp: The operations management cloud for enterprise IT
Accelerating the speed of IT by discovering, managing and optim...
The Cloud Journey
Age of exploration
Discovering the cloud, its capabilities and
potential to drive business value.
Age of...
What’s different about
managing operations in
the cloud ?
•Cloud native apps – micro-services running
on containers, deplo...
What are we hearing
from our customers?
Visibility and control:
•Show me a report of all of all that I have on my cloud.
•...
So, how should you manage
your cloud operations?
1. Manage only by exception
2. Adjust resource supply to
demand, continuo...
Manage only by exception.
Most resources go untouched by human eyes or hands.
Focus on the infrequencies.
Manage only by exception.
Monitor availability and performance.
Be smart about:
• Where to look: Plenty of
instrumentation...
Manage only by exception.
Manage configurations.
Be smart about:
• What to set: Generate
configurations programmatically.
...
Adjust supply to demand, continuously
Buy what you use, and not a megabyte more.
Become a smart shopper.
• Don’t need? Stop paying for it.
• Make sure the shoe fits. (Right-size
your resources)
• Buy upf...
THANK YOU
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  1. 1. WITH GREAT POWER COMES GREAT RESPONSIBILITY December 14, 2017
  2. 2. Today’s Panelists Owen Rogers Research Director, Digital Economics Unit, 451 Research Mahesh Ramachandran Vice President, Product Management, OpsRamp
  3. 3. Cloud: With great power brings great responsibility. Dr. Owen Rogers
  4. 4. Summary • Cloud promises much but reality bites • Skills shortage blocks full potential • The dream lives on • Help is needed
  5. 5. Source: 451 Research, Voice of the Enterprise: Cloud Transformation, Organizational Dynamics 2016 What were the key factors in building the business case for cloud- computing investments at your organization? Please select your top three. Pre-cloud, administrators dream of great power: low-cost, scalable, available infrastructure… Any Cost Related Savings (Net)
  6. 6. Source: 451 Research, Voice of the Enterprise: Cloud Transformation, Budgets and Outlook 2016 What are the top IT pain points in your organization? Please select up to 3. …post-cloud, reality hits home…there is a great responsibility in controlling this power
  7. 7. Source: 451 Research, Voice of the Enterprise: Cloud Transformation, Organizational Dynamics 2017 Does your organization currently face a skills shortage in cloud computing expertise? There is a skills shortage in the market today: who will control the cloud?
  8. 8. Source: 451 Research, Voice of the Enterprise: Cloud Transformation, Organizational Dynamics 2017 Which of the following skills categories are most important for managing your organization’s cloud computing environment? Which of the following skills categories are most acutely lacking when it comes to managing your organization’s cloud computing environment? The skills gap is substantial
  9. 9. Source: 451 Research, Voice of the Enterprise: Cloud Transformation, Organizational Dynamics 2017 Please rate the difficulty in recruiting for cloud computing expertise. Please use a 0-10 scale where 0 is ‘not at all difficult’ and 10 is ‘extremely difficult.’ (Binned) …and not easy to resolve Mean 6 Median 6
  10. 10. Source: 451 Research, Voice of the Enterprise: Cloud Transformation, Organizational Dynamics 2016 What is the most important goal for your organization’s IT environment over the next 12 months? The dream lives on!
  11. 11. Source: 451 Research, Voice of the Enterprise: Cloud Transformation, Budgets and Outlook 2016 Approximately how much do you expect your organization’s cloud computing spending to increase over the next 90 days compared to the previous 90 days? With budgets supporting the potential… Mean 12.0% Median 3.0%
  12. 12. Source: 451 Research, Voice of the Enterprise: Cloud Transformation, Vendor Evaluations 2016 Q37.Which of the following best describes how your organization will use different on-premises and off- premises cloud environments over the next 2 years? Problem is likely to get worse
  13. 13. Source: 451 Research, Voice of the Enterprise: Cloud Transformation, Workloads and Key Projects 2017 In general how would you describe your organization’s workload or service provisioning process? Tools are mainstream but yet to be fully utilized, but could be a solution
  14. 14. The OpsRampView How do you modernize IT operations for cloud?
  15. 15. OpsRamp: The operations management cloud for enterprise IT Accelerating the speed of IT by discovering, managing and optimizing a diverse IT ecosystem. Service Availability & Performance Configuration Management Automation Remote Access & Audit Event & SLA Management IT Operations Platform Five applications that operations teams use most, delivered from one centralized platform.
  16. 16. The Cloud Journey Age of exploration Discovering the cloud, its capabilities and potential to drive business value. Age of enlightenment Cloud is a fact of life, and now companies seek optimization and increased value. 2014 –beyond2008 – 2014
  17. 17. What’s different about managing operations in the cloud ? •Cloud native apps – micro-services running on containers, deployed across manyVMs •Apps and infrastructure updated often – daily, weekly, … Extreme complexity •IT resources are so easy to provision – just a command line away •Easy to provision more resources than you need Extreme control – or lack thereof
  18. 18. What are we hearing from our customers? Visibility and control: •Show me a report of all of all that I have on my cloud. •What metrics should I be monitoring on my cloud resources? •Are my instances reachable on the network, from these locations? •How do I take snapshots of my volumes regularly? Costs •Who are the top consumers of my monthly bill? •Are my instances too big, too small, or just the right size? •Am I using all the IP addresses that I’ve bought? •How many reserved instances should I buy?
  19. 19. So, how should you manage your cloud operations? 1. Manage only by exception 2. Adjust resource supply to demand, continuously.
  20. 20. Manage only by exception. Most resources go untouched by human eyes or hands. Focus on the infrequencies.
  21. 21. Manage only by exception. Monitor availability and performance. Be smart about: • Where to look: Plenty of instrumentation available, trick is in selecting right observation points. • What to look for: Well-defined exception conditions, intelligence to recognize anomalies.
  22. 22. Manage only by exception. Manage configurations. Be smart about: • What to set: Generate configurations programmatically. • When to check: Check and enforce desired state, continuously.
  23. 23. Adjust supply to demand, continuously Buy what you use, and not a megabyte more.
  24. 24. Become a smart shopper. • Don’t need? Stop paying for it. • Make sure the shoe fits. (Right-size your resources) • Buy upfront and save! Know thyself and thy business. • What are your demand patterns? Cyclical, steady increase, waning? • Aggregate demand vs. individual demand of workloads. Adjust supply to demand, continuously.
  25. 25. THANK YOU

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