The “cloud operating model” also known as “Agile IT” has been explained in a hundred different blogs, but effectively it means an organization designed with your new more agile infrastructure in mind. The point is that legacy IT organizations are unable to truly benefit from the use of cloud because of the designed in delays. Execution on tasks in legacy IT from purchasing to spinning up new images has historically been measured in weeks or months, and in a cloud operating model it’s available in minutes or hours.
Why is the Technology Ecosystem Important to your Cloud Operating Model?
Under the assumption that you’re adopting a cloud operating model, it will likely mean that you will be using more than one cloud provider of public and private solutions. It will also likely mean that you’ll be in a position to test and adopt new tech at an accelerated pace. In this environment of rapid adoption across varying platforms and providers, having proximity to some of the key resources can be a huge benefit to cost, complexity, and time.
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