Is it time to move to the cloud?

Forrester says your answer lies in these five questions.1

1. What are your business priorities?

Forrester's Business Technographics® surveys confirm top drivers for public cloud computing are flexibility, speed, and cost. Before you ask yourself "which" cloud offer is right for you, know the answer to "why" you're looking for a cloud in the first place.

2. How much will you actually save?

Pennies-per-hour infrastructure costs and low per-user SaaS prices look very tempting until you use the infrastructure all the time or grow your SaaS user base. The only way to know how much you can save is to build a detailed business case and do the math yourself.

3. What do your applications need?

Cost isn’t the only concern. Cloud services vary in security and resiliency. You'll need to match your specific application performance, flexibility and cost requirements to the right solution. What if I put some more text here. Does this work to make it better.

4What kinds of cloud are you considering?

The differences between public, private and hybrid cloud are nuanced and many. Most organizations end up needing more than one cloud to meet their needs. What if I put some more text in here? Does this make it better? Does this make it better? What about now?

5. Can you maintain control?

In the new world of outsourcing, don't hand over services wholesale. Regardless of delivery model, your organization should retain the high-level design and governance responsibilities. What if I put some more text in here? Does this make it better or nothing?

A faster, simpler path to cloud

A Dell Hybrid Cloud Solution powered by Intel® combines private-cloud security with public-cloud capacity and scalability — all without exposing data. Be your own Chief Cloud Officer and control your path to cloud. Intel Inside®. Powerful Solution Outside.

1: Based on the Forrester report "Justify Your Hybrid Cloud Future With a Solid Business Case," February 2015.


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