Enterprise adoption of cloud is accelerating rapidly because it is the bedrock of digitalization. As digital journeys become more sophisticated – driven largely by rapidly changing business models – enterprise decisions around cloud models are increasingly focused on comprehensive business value.
Private cloud has expanded enterprises’ cloud deployment options. However, to achieve sustainable business value from a private cloud, enterprise focus needs to shift from a cost-/risk-based approach to a comprehensive value-based approach with an architecture that enables easy integration of innovation, centralized control, industry-specific value, the flexibility of choice, and assured value. Consequently, private cloud offerings are moving beyond addressing traditional concerns of latency, security, and control to providing a public cloud-like experience, agility, return on investment, and services breadth in private environments.
Everest Group takes “Enterprises are gravitating toward a cloud adoption strategy that takes a business value-driven approach across private and public cloud deployment models. The evolution of private cloud to include containers and software-defined stacks, coupled with public cloud vendors’ investments in private cloud stacks validate the relevance of private cloud for the enterprise of the future”.
The study provides relevance and adoption of private cloud in the digital age, workloads based on top enterprise considerations, private cloud blueprint for a digitalization framework, identify key features of the private/hybrid cloud architecture based on VALUE framework and provide a service provider checklist to enable enterprise outsourcing decisions for private cloud.