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A Guide for IT Pros: How to Drive Hybrid Cloud

Posted by Courtney Pallotta on 2/16/17 9:15 AM

a guide for hybrid cloudIT professionals and C-level execs often operate in completely different worlds. At the C-level the big picture is always top of mind, but IT teams have to focus on the important IT tasks necessary to keep a business running smoothly every day. While C-level leaders can make big claims about moving operations to the cloud, development teams are often swamped with keeping up with the needs of the company’s data and maintaining the on-premises environment.

It takes dedicated vision, time and attention to combine C-level priorities with the little bandwidth that IT has to go beyond the day-to-day priorities critical to the business. But this is time and attention well spent, especially when it comes to successful hybrid cloud projects. IT teams need to step up and kick off initiatives like hybrid cloud transformation, and make sure they work within the greater IT strategy. After all, nobody knows the details of what’s involved better than the people who work with infrastructure, apps and data every day.

Finding common ground between C-level and IT priorities isn’t easy. It requires a number changes, cultural and technological. Our new e-book, “How to define the hybrid cloud: It’s time to call enterprise’s bluff,” addresses this common scenario. Inside, it offers a four-step process on how IT teams can work together with executives to get a comprehensive cloud strategy for their company and start seeing that critical ROI.

Step 1: Lay out all the costs of your cloud project before getting started.

Step 2: Make sure your DevOps and IT teams are on the same page.

Step 3: Develop a detailed plan for how you’re going to migrate and access large amounts of data, no matter where it lives.

Step 4: Make a schedule for the data that needs to move to the cloud now, in the short term and in the long term.

The e-book offers many more details and will set you on your way towards using hybrid cloud successfully, and making sure IT and executives are on the same page.

Learn more about optimizing hybrid cloud for your business.

Topics: Bringing the Cloud to Primary Data 

About the Author

Courtney Pallotta

Courtney is a marketing professional and entrepreneur with experience in go-to-market strategy, product marketing, demand generation and client advocacy. She has a passion for authentic marketing centered around creating communities of users that share ideas, adopt and advocate for capabilities that make them successful.

As a founding Netezza marketing team member, she built the demand generation and client advocacy programs and led these teams from launch through IPO and acquisition by IBM. At IBM, Courtney led two acquisitions, grew the big data and analytics portfolio and launched the marketing of the data science and open source initiative for IBM Analytics. At ClearSky, Courtney leads the marketing team and is focused on digital demand generation, deep client understanding and advocacy as key measures of go-to-market success.

Courtney enjoys spending time outdoors with her children and husband running, hiking and skiing.

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