Why have a cloud strategy?

You want to have a cloud strategy because you want to determine the role of cloud computing in achieving your long-term business goals. Your cloud strategy should be derived from your long-term business strategy. Cloud computing helps you often in achieving these business goals by; shorten the time-to-market, increase your innovation speed, and have cost-effective and cost-efficient operations.

A cloud strategy helps you to determine the why and what of cloud computing within your organization. Because you want to maximize the benefits of cloud computing, your cloud strategy will have an impact on your entire business. 

In your cloud strategy, you can also describe how to handle continuity, best-of-breed functionality, vendor lock-in, and peak load. It can be an option to use a multi-cloud strategy in this case. This can be private cloud and/or public cloud. Please read our blog about cloud bursting if you want to enrich your cloud strategy how to handle peak load.

So a cloud strategy helps you to determine the role of cloud computing in achieving your long-term business goals and has an impact on your entire organization. That’s why you want to have a cloud strategy.