From Virtualization To Cloud: A Worthwhile Journey

by IBM

Aug 07, 2012

Download Thirty-six percent of enterprise IT leaders surveyed said that implementing a private cloud is a high or critical priority for 2012, but Forrester research suggests that most of these companies aren't operationally ready to make this transition and need to take key operational improvement steps to get there.

Survey data suggests the main challenges are: 1)understanding the stark differences between traditional virtualization and infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) and 2)overcoming internal resistance to change.

This profile examines North American enterprises' sesire for private cloud, the benefits they hope to achieve, the challenges they face in getting there, and also suggests how these challenges can be overcome to deliver cloud success.