8 Reasons the Enterprise Needs More Visibility into the Cloud

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GE has made major investments in its cloud infrastructure, recently indicating that it plans to migrate 9,000 applications to public IaaS over the next three years and reduce its data centers from more than 30 to the single digits. For any enterprise this would be a complex undertaking, but for a $117 billion company — with tens of thousands of apps, hundreds of thousands of servers and petabytes of storage and networks in hundreds of countries around the world — the transition is mammoth. And GE is certainly not alone in migrating significant assets via a hybrid configuration.

GE is likely using a variety of tools to help with the transition and tuning of its assets, helping it optimize route paths, negotiate cloud and CDN deals and ensure the best possible experience for its many partners. With complex, multinational and multi-region assets and partners to consider, having deep insight and control into the internet infrastructure is critical to managing costs and investments and optimizing performance.

A massive migration to the cloud has been underway for the better part of the past decade, but the number of enterprises with hybrid configurations may be reaching a tipping point. IDC research suggests that by the end of 2016, more than 65 percent of IT enterprises will have adopted a hybrid cloud configuration and spending on infrastructure for cloud environments will reach $38.2 billion. And it's clear from Dyn's proprietary research that every company in the Fortune 100 has a cloud asset. Hybrid cloud environments reduce costs, increase flexibility and scalability and greatly improve network performance. But IT executives need the right tools to monitor and control their cloud infrastructure to maximize these positive impacts and mitigate security threats.

In this slideshow, Gary Sloper, vice president of global solutions engineering at Dyn, has identified eight reasons for the enterprise to improve visibility and control into their global internet and cloud assets.


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