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Transforming The Data Center


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To better understand IT organizations’ plans, priorities and challenges on the journey from virtualization to private cloud enablement, Cisco Systems and Wipro IT Business commissioned a custom study from Forrester Consulting

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Transforming The Data Center

  1. 1. © 2013 WIPRO LTD | WWW.WIPRO.COM | CONFIDENTIAL1 Transforming The Data Center Navigating The Journey From Virtualization To Private Clouds Forrester Consulting
  2. 2. © 2013 WIPRO LTD | WWW.WIPRO.COM | CONFIDENTIAL2 Transforming The Data Center HIGHLIGHTS To better understand IT organizations’ plans, priorities and challenges on the journey from virtualization to private cloud enablement, Cisco Systems and Wipro IT Business commissioned a custom study from Forrester Consulting To effectively support changing business needs successful IT organizations need to quickly embrace hybrid/private cloud models alongside traditional data center strategies
  3. 3. © 2013 WIPRO LTD | WWW.WIPRO.COM | CONFIDENTIAL3 Top technological priorities in APAC “Which of the following initiatives are likely to be your IT organization’s top technology priorities over the next 12 months?” The top two technology priorities center on consolidation and management of IT infrastructure via virtualization
  4. 4. © 2013 WIPRO LTD | WWW.WIPRO.COM | CONFIDENTIAL4 Deployment criticality “How critical do you consider virtualization for enabling private or hybrid cloud deployment models?” Virtualization is considered critical to private/hybrid cloud enablement across the region
  5. 5. © 2013 WIPRO LTD | WWW.WIPRO.COM | CONFIDENTIAL5 Hybrid cloud is becoming the ‘new normal’ “What are your firm’s plans to adopt the following ‘as-a-service’ technologies? IaaS will continue to grow across the region, though resistance will remain over security, data management and performance
  6. 6. © 2013 WIPRO LTD | WWW.WIPRO.COM | CONFIDENTIAL6 Cost reductions & resource optimization drive cloud investments “Why are you currently investing in (or planning to invest in) private or hybrid cloud models?” Cloud based resources remain opportunistic and project driven- not on ‘ask’– this however will change in the coming years
  7. 7. © 2013 WIPRO LTD | WWW.WIPRO.COM | CONFIDENTIAL7 Private/Hybrid cloud challenges “On a scale of 1-10, how strongly do you agree with the following statements?” Confidence in cloud skills and readiness are still limited
  8. 8. © 2013 WIPRO LTD | WWW.WIPRO.COM | CONFIDENTIAL8 Technical challenges vary by market “What have been (or do you expect to be) your top 3 greatest challenges in deploying a private or hybrid cloud approach within your organization?” Technical challenges of adoption are the topmost concerns for IT decision makers
  9. 9. © 2013 WIPRO LTD | WWW.WIPRO.COM | CONFIDENTIAL9 Enabling Cloud- key capabilities required “On a scale of 1-10, how strongly do you rate each of the following capabilities for enabling and managing private/hybrid clouds?” Security tops the list of key capabilities that organizations believe are vital to enable and manage hybrid/private clouds
  10. 10. © 2013 WIPRO LTD | WWW.WIPRO.COM | CONFIDENTIAL10 Conclusion  IT decision-makers in AP need help navigating the journey from infrastructure consolidation to server virtualization and then to private/hybrid cloud deployment: • But the benefits of embracing private/hybrid cloud for reducing infrastructure costs and enabling orgs to quickly ramp up business capabilities outweigh the risks • IT orgs that resist may see their credibility wane and their ability to support business requirements suffer Organizations that embrace private/hybrid cloud approaches alongside traditional data center capabilities and approaches will be far better positioned to deliver value and encourage innovation within the organization
  11. 11. © 2013 WIPRO LTD | WWW.WIPRO.COM | CONFIDENTIAL11 For more details please visit the link below: technology/transforming-the-data-center
  12. 12. © 2013 WIPRO LTD | WWW.WIPRO.COM | CONFIDENTIAL12 About Wipro Limited Wipro Ltd. (NYSE:WIT) is a leading Information Technology, Consulting and Outsourcing company that delivers solutions to enable its clients do business better. Wipro delivers winning business outcomes through its deep industry experience and a 360 degree view of "Business through Technology" - helping clients create successful and adaptive businesses. A company recognized globally for its comprehensive portfolio of services, a practitioner's approach to delivering innovation, and an organization wide commitment to sustainability, Wipro has a workforce of 140,000 serving clients across 57 countries. For more information, please visit
  13. 13. © 2013 WIPRO LTD | WWW.WIPRO.COM | CONFIDENTIAL13 Cisco is the worldwide leader in networking that transforms how people connect, communicate and collaborate. At Cisco (NASDAQ:CSCO) customers come first and an integral part of our DNA is creating long lasting customer partnerships and working with them to identify their needs and provide solutions that support their success. For more information, visit About Cisco
  14. 14. © 2013 WIPRO LTD | WWW.WIPRO.COM | CONFIDENTIAL14 Forrester Consulting provides independent and objective based research consulting to help leaders succeed in their organizations. Ranging in scope from a short session to custom projects, Forrester’s Consulting services connect you directly with research analysts who apply expert insight to your specific business challenges. For more information, visit About Forrester Consulting
  15. 15. © 2013 WIPRO LTD | WWW.WIPRO.COM | CONFIDENTIAL15 Thank You ©Wipro Limited, 2013. All rights reserved. For more information visit No part of this document may be reproduced in whole or in part without the written permission of the authors. Wipro is not liable for any business outcome based on the views presented in this document. For specific implementation clients should take advise from their client engagement manager.