CIO Review – Bill Talbot – July 2017
[Ed. note: Author is Bill Talbot, VP of Product Marketing at CA Technologies]
"It takes two flints to make a fire."—Louisa May Alcott
As the use of digital technology and the app economy mushroom, businesses and organizations struggle to provide all the storage and infrastructure they need in their own data centers. For business, it’s not simply a challenge; it’s a matter of survival. Without safe storage and rapidly available infrastructure they can’t stay competitive. Hence, the cloud.
The app economy demands more than just storage and infrastructure to stay competitive, however. Continuous delivery of high quality applications is the other component and that is where DevOps shines.
Cloud: Learning to Let Go
Cloud computing benefits for business are significant. The cloud can rapidly scale services to meet your needs, be it storage or infrastructure, without the time needed for advance planning and purchasing if you were to provide it all in-house. Once you know what you need, cloud providers can provide it rapidly and allow you to track costs based on categories you set up yourself so you can comply with your company’s accounting requirements.