Recently confirmed in our 2019 Insight Intelligent Technology Index , cloud is being underutilised. 30% of the cloud functionality that organisations pay for is not being used at all. That is a lot of money going to waste, simply from a lack of an up-to-date overview on your actual cloud usage.
This shows the importance of cloud governance. With the right governance framework in place, organisations can safely embark on their cloud journey.
Complete inventory and visibility of your cloud resources is one of the cornerstones for any reliable cloud governance. Cloud governance creates business-driven policies and principles that establish the appropriate degree of investments and control around the lifecycle process for cloud computing services. It goes without saying that you need to know what you are using already before you can define what is appropriate in terms of investments.
Cloud governance is enabling a consistent policy and it ensures that the cloud resources are consumed and operated in line with the business goals. The increase of agility, efficiency and cost management will have a positive impact on the cloud journey ahead.
Providing this reliable and complete up-to-date view is part of Insight’s cloud governance service offering. Our cloud governance services help clients more specifically with the optimisation of their Microsoft Azure environments. This cloud governance service is delivered by Insight’s experienced cloud experts, using a proven methodology, to deliver your expected performance and availability requirements, balanced with minimised costs. Our cloud governance service will give you access to the expertise and knowledge to maximise your cloud value and avoid risks such as:
Our Cloud Governance Services can be summarised with this insightful graph:
Are you ready for the next step in your cloud adoption journey? Ensure you are obtaining a complete and up-to-date picture of your current cloud usage, before launching efficiency, security and optimisation initiatives. This exercise may be the ideal starting point, if only because it will provide you with extra funding for your cloud journey.