For years the idea of IT departments running like an internal service provider has been elusive, with much of IT spending being devoted to “keep the lights on” activities. This has hindered IT’s ability to maintain business innovation, with less focus on infrastructure and application development and more on IT operations. With the advances of virtualization and cloud computing, IT is now changing focus, moving away from cost optimization and focusing on improving business processes and transforming their operating models and infrastructure into environments previously seen in cloud computing providers.
This white paper from Cisco details the benefits of providing IT as a service (ITaaS), such as speed and agility, leveraging virtualization to enable cloud computing and unified, converged infrastructures. It goes on to discuss the required building blocks for the cloud computing era and the need for new operating models that resemble service care provider environments rather than an enterprise. Lastly, it offers Cisco’s solutions which all focus on transforming IT to be delivered as a service. These services are offered as either standalone or fully integrated solution, which include Cisco Intelligent Automation for Cloud and Cisco Converged Infrastructure.
Learn the importance of delivering IT as a service to improve business agility. Click here to download this whitepaper on the benefits of ITaaS and the Cisco solutions helping to standardize and automate IT environments to accelerate the change to cloud computing.