Cloud computing services have arrived, and they are here to stay & take a bigger space in our tech stack. As cloud continues to deliver increased business agility, faster speed to market, lower information technology costs, and happier customers, These are the organizations that plan to leverage the advantage of cloud computing to create a more agile, digitally integrated business environment.
These setups are quickly learning that they need to grow beyond using cloud services as a point solution but need to adopt cloud as an integral part of the organization’s existing IT setup. However, this can create unforeseen risks if businesses do not simultaneously develop a cloud governance model to establish standards for the company to follow and create clear direction and consistency in managing cloud services.
Developing a cloud strategy that delivers the benefits seeks IT to understand business needs and have an open, honest conversation about capabilities and resources necessary to meet the business’s objectives and expectations. Next, the organization will want to consider how the cloud is used in the overall IT operating structure. Without alignment or a clear cloud governance model to guide the integration, organizations may not realize many of the benefits they seek. In fact, they may be creating complexity and confusion rather than interoperability and simplicity.
When your IT becomes a partner in every aspect of cloud services, from contract negotiation to establish key performance indicators to vendor management, this shift in responsibilities contributes to IT’s changing role from operators of technology to governors of systems and processes. And it requires establishing a cloud governance model that everyone must follow to move the business forward on its own and ensure nobody loses sight of this changing environment.
Etos can help your organization implement a strong cloud governance model that can enable IT and the business to collaborate in defining the right strategy for and configuration, migration, management, and disposition of cloud services. Governing these areas will help IT successfully manage the cloud entities in use and turn it into an organizational advantage rather than a liability.
However, many IT functions will need to acquire new skills that include understanding contractual obligations and service management and new and emerging technologies and processes that may better manage cloud services.
Etos model spans across the three pillars of people, process and technology and encompass the entire cloud life cycle, from identification and configuration to migration, management and decommission.
Etos Cloud Governance Model
Etos addresses six domains that span the entire cloud lifecycle
- Budget management - Etos enables you to define yearly budget per business unit or team and help you to control cloud cost well within time.
- Cloud service provider management - Etos helps enterprises to define boundary for their cloud deployment with pre-selected cloud service providers with pre-approved regions, OS & DBs.
- Portfolio management - Etos necessitates understanding the organization’s cloud landscape and implementing a repeatable and standardized process for cloud investments.
- Integration/interoperability - Etos help implement a comprehensive set of governance procedures and provides integration and interoperability from resource and technology perspectives.
- Architecture - For cloud adoption to be successful, it needs to align with the overall enterprise architecture, well-delivered by Etos
- Operations - Etos sustains cloud service operations to help organizations establish service desk training that addresses and directs cloud-specific support issues and delivers a seamless user experience.