Date Added: Jul 2012
Now that the dust has settled from the initial cloud excitement, IT is realizing that its main task remains unchanged: to deliver reliable services in a cost-effective way. What has changed significantly is the way lines of business think about IT services. They now expect to consume services from in-house IT departments the same way they do from cloud providers?with similarly fast response times to requests for services, agility to deploy new applications in response to business trends and opportunities, and the ability to turn services off when they are not needed. So cloud changes everything for IT. This HP white paper looks at cloud as a journey that follows distinct steps, and implementing comprehensive, unified management that can help you handle the intricacy of large hybrid cloud environments.