The purpose of this InBrief is to clarify what a CIO, and their team, need to address to manage a multi-cloud environment to avoid the same issues with on-premises complexity but magnified further given the perimeter-less ability to consume cloud services with immediacy and at scale. Organisations need to avoid ‘baking’ in complexity that does not need to exist by adopting an extensive range of management tools for specific niches atop cloud services—further complicating how IT operates and creating an overwhelming level of operational interwoven complexity.

 

Contents:

Management Summary

Managing the “Patchwork Quilt” of Cloud Services

The Key Dynamics of a Cloud Management Platform (CMP)

PAC’s Recommendations

  • Recommendations for IT providers
  • Recommendations for IT users

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