Cloud Center of Excellence

Maintain control with the CCoE

The complexity of IT landscapes continues to grow. A combination of hybrid and distributed cloud environments, iaas, paas and saas, various suppliers and large interests is making management more difficult, yet all the more necessary. Furthermore, shadow-IT is increasing as the business wants to accelerate. Gartner notes that investments in shadow-IT can climb to over 40% of budget spend. The time has come for central management via the 'Cloud Center of Excellence', or CCoE! We are happy to help you design and set up this CCoE, so you can get the best from your cloud environment and facilitate your business in an optimal way.


Why a CCoE? 

Cloud computing is supposedly simple to adopt, as even non-technical users can easily select a cloud service and purchase it via credit card. However, to protect the business and promote effective use, cloud computing requires governance. As cloud usage grows within an organization, management challenges often arise for IT departments - consider the aforementioned shadow-IT. In practice, this raises certain governance related questions for IT departments, such as:

  • How do we develop and maintain an organization-wide cloud policy?
  • How do we manage security, regulatory and compliance risks?
  • How do we keep a grip on costs?
  • How do we, as an organization, make ‘the smartest possible' use of the cloud?

These challenges are exacerbated by the fact that the services in question are not necessarily controlled by the CIO. A growing percentage of IT expenditure within organizations now falls beyond the CIOs remit, part of which goes to the cloud.

A central CCoE helps to solve these challenges: it provides frameworks and guardrails, within which cloud projects can be developed and implemented, supported by centrally organized structures, tools and knowledge. Setting up a CCoE is therefore relevant for any organization starting out, or already active in cloud computing.

‘Lead the way’ with Sentia 

Currently, CCoE deployment is still in the 'early mainstream' phase. Gartner predicts the percentage growth in global public cloud spending to go from 33% in 2020 to 45% in 2024. Now is the time to get involved. Our certified experts will be happy to help you design, implement and manage the CCoC. We do this across the 'Governance', 'Brokerage' and 'Community' domains.

Want to know more?

We will be happy to elaborate and to help you take the first steps,
“so you can lead the way”.

 

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