Whether you’re in the C-suite or a cloud or network professional, this report is the first step toward bridging the gaps holding back your cloud success
Why do 72% of enterprises struggle to achieve the full value of the cloud?
Research by Enterprise Management Associates shows that many are getting a critical piece of it wrong: cloud networking. Integrating network infrastructure services teams into the cloud journey is imperative, but most just don’t do it.
If your cloud adoption is hitting roadblocks, consider investigating the relationship between your cloud and networking teams as a reason.
Collaboration challenges between networking and cloud teams directly resulted in:
Security and compliance issues at 73% of enterprises
IT operations issues at 89% of enterprises
Business-level issues at 82% of enterprises
This research explores why partnership between network and cloud teams is so critical, and provides advice on supporting it to optimize your cloud investment.
“I have institutional knowledge of how the core network works, plus knowledge of how the cloud network team expects it to work. More often than not, those expectations aren’t realistic.”Network Platform Engineer, Cloud Center of Excellence, Global Financial Institution
“Cloud applications and deployments don’t exist on an island. You need to design for connectivity back to on-premises, branch offices, and remote users.”Ned Bellavance, Founder, Day Two Cloud Podcast
“[The cloud team doesn’t] even want to hear from you. Well, until they come back six months later and say they want an even bigger subnet.”Network Engineer, Big-Four Consulting Firm
“Oh yeah, we love sources of truth. We have 350 of them.”Network Architect, Computer Manufacturer
Why don’t cloud and network teams collaborate better?
The research shows there are four primary reasons for misalignment between cloud and network teams. They are:
Lacking leadership support
Siloed management of critical services
Sidelined networking team
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