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How CIOs Can Reduce Cloud Costs and Ensure Global IP Address Management

Organizations face new challenges managing and securing Hybrid cloud automation initiatives while controlling costs.

Gartner estimates that organizations that have done little or no cloud cost optimization are overspending by 70% or more. It is not uncommon for Gartner to receive inquiries from clients who are spending two to three times more than initially budgeted.

Central management of DNS, DHCP, and IP Address Management (DDI) is often overlooked as cloud and automation are usually initiated by newly formed cloud and automation teams.

Key Challenges
  • Organizations that manage cloud costs from an IT perspective have little visibility as to the cost impact on the overall business.
  • The cloud has helped businesses improve customer acquisition and customer service costs, reach new markets, push out new products, and minimize procurement and supply chain costs. However, they could be overspending by more than 70% without cost optimization.
  • Innovation enablement and agility are important reasons cloud use is growing. However, central IT in most organizations has made little investment in learning how to extract this value.
  • If the promises of innovation and the cloud come to fruition, organizations' costs will go up; however, they are ill-prepared to explain "why their cloud costs went up."
  • Lack of skill sets and experience with planning structures, poor automation tool choices, and cultural resistance have caused organizations to be dissatisfied with automation capabilities.
Ensure your Network Vendors Provide Agile Innovation

Newer generation vendors provide advantages that incumbents cannot research has found that incumbent Vendors need to look out for their interests before customers

To support digital business, infrastructure and operations leaders responsible for networking must transform their data center networks from fragile to agile.

Key Challenges
  • Organization networking teams rely heavily on established network vendors for guidance regarding network operations.
  • Established networking vendors present themselves as trusted advisors to their organization clients; however, they have not guided customers toward dramatic operational improvements, particularly in the data center.
  • Networking vendors often market their products to the organization as "highly innovative," but the innovations have not dramatically improved network operations.
  • Cultural issues in organization network teams, including risk avoidance and rigid change management practices, have led to manual processes and command-line interface as the primary configuration tool. It makes it difficult for organizations to operate at the speed that digital business demands.

If you're dependent on one of the legacy DDI vendors, your DNS, DHCP, and IP Address Management system may be running out of gas.