Internet of everything
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2.2.17 Three critical cloud conversations

Cloud computing has already helped organisations make significant changes to their infrastructures. This process will become more pervasive as organisations take advantage of the IoE and assess big data needs. Organisations must leverage a variety of clouds. They will need an infrastructure and IT staff able to blend those clouds, and they will need to determine which cloud model might be best for each service.

Table _unit2.2.3 Table 5 Clouds

The IoE requires a variety of cloud models All cloud models must work together seamlessly Enterprises must keep their options open

Organisations need maximum flexibility to efficiently and reliably connect people and things:

  • private
  • public
  • community
  • hybrid.

When selecting cloud solution providers, integration and consistency across all models is a critical factor.

Cloud solution providers must offer:

  • security
  • compliance
  • performance.

The IoE is an evolving marketplace and organisations must evolve with it.

Choice is critical

Avoid getting locked in to one provider or one methodology.

Need expert advice to capitalise on the evolution of the cloud.

Organisations need a flexible infrastructure that:

  • adapts
  • speeds service introduction
  • ensures governance and financial reporting for each model.

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