Tuesday 30 October 2012
An increasing number of businesses are viewing cloud computing as an immediate priority, it has been claimed.
According to a new Compuware report, more companies believe they can achieve a sound return on investment from moving to the cloud.
Some 34 per cent of survey respondents said full integration of public, hybrid and private cloud will be their main priority over the next five years.
Michael Allen, Europe, the Middle East and Africa strategic director at Compuware told Cloud Pro that the survey had highlighted a number of common challenges for businesses.
He said the two main difficulties for IT departments to overcome when looking to move to the cloud are maintaining the same level of service and ensuring accountability when things go wrong.
Mr Allen noted that 19 per cent of firms said end-to-end service level agreements were their main performance management priority.
"With cloud that becomes more challenging because no longer are you monitoring assets in your data centre,” he added.
"It is no longer enough to monitor how well an application is performing and available in the cloud, but it is absolutely critical to be able to correlate those metrics of health around an application for end users with the business impact of it."
Posted by Alex Boardman