While enterprises today are flooded with opportunities to expand business, they face challenges owing to their traditional business process and operations at the same time. To help business address these challenges and leverage the opportunities, enterprises are looking at IT to bring in innovations to help them become more agile and responsive to the changing market landscape. Cloud is being considered a key enabler for this IT led transformation in the enterprise, due to the advantages it offers. This includes provisioning on-demand resources, being a highly resilient platform, and having opex cost structure.
With enterprises moving towards delivering ‘IT as a service,’ cloud is essential in realizing business value and hence, is an integral part of any IT strategy. Cloud adoption / transformation impacts every part of the IT organization, the IT landscape, and the application portfolio. This requires wide range of capabilities such as business processes, application and technical architecture, systems development life cycle (SDLC) processes and tools, security, operations and management to be assembled to define and manage the cloud adoption.