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Taking Hybrid IT from Accident to Strategy

Most enterprises have an accidental Hybrid IT reality, rather than a strategy. As various groups and geographies within enterprise organizations procure their own cloud services independently of the IT organization, conflict emerges between the use of traditional computing infrastructure and cloud options. As this situation grows, it exposes inefficiencies and risks that demand a more strategic approach.

How did we get here?

The potential for Hybrid IT was created by two flavors of cloud computing – SaaS and IaaS.

While Concur is often cited as the first SaaS offering, Salesforce deserves credit for normalizing the SaaS model in the minds of enterprise buyers whose initial concerns over security and performance were sidelined by business demands for its capabilities.

IaaS became mainstream when Amazon Web Services launched on March 14, 2006. It armed developers with direct access to infrastructure and an ability to bypass the IT operations provisioning bottleneck. This,...(continued)

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