IDC PlanScape: Connected Cloud Architectures to Enable the Future of Digital Infrastructure

IDC PlanScape: Connected Cloud Architectures to Enable the Future of Digital Infrastructure

This IDC study describes why it is vital for enterprise cloud architects, CloudOps, ITOps, and DevOps teams to adopt connected cloud architectures and how investing in enabling cross-cloud management control planes, AI/ML, and automation need to be top near-term priorities."Connected cloud architectures are enabled by standardized, automated cross-cloud governance, security, and cost management control planes anchored by advanced observability and analytics. These cross-cloud management control planes abstract away cloud-specific dependencies to standardize operations regardless of where clouds are physically deployed, who owns the physical assets, or how the payment options are structured," says Mary Johnston Turner, research VP, Cloud Management, IDC. "Enterprise cloud decision makers will find that connected cloud architectures help internal teams to focus on application performance and business outcomes while supporting flexible infrastructure consumption choices and providing ready access to new cloud services."

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