Enterprises of all sizes are adopting cloud or have concrete plans for cloud adoption in the near future. Based on EMA research, the core strategic cloud goals of these organizations are: a) improved service levels –“less application downtime” (46%), b) agility –“shortened resource provisioning time” (43%), and c) cost –“reduced OPEX” (19%) and “storage tiering” (36%).
EMA research has shown that there are many severe customer pain points when it comes to implementing cloud and the importance of completing the required homework in terms of virtualization and automation of the corporate compute, network and storage infrastructure, in order to overcome these challenges and maximize cloud ROI. This paper compliments EMA’s server-centric white paper on how IBM SmartCloud can enhance existing VMware environments for increased cloud ROI.
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