From Cloud Chaos to Cloud Smart

From Cloud Chaos to Cloud Smart

Helen Yu 23/10/2022
From Cloud Chaos to Cloud Smart

How do we go from “Cloud Chaos” to “Cloud Smart” when it comes to exploring a multi-cloud strategy?

That’s this week’s topic. “Cloud Chaos” refers to undefined enterprise cloud architecture, with co-existing public and private clouds, along with edge computing. The multi-cloud complexity is especially challenging for industries with more legal and compliance requirements, such as fintech. At the recent VMExplore event, Raghu Raghuram, CEO of VMware, painted an exciting vision of transformation from “Cloud Chaos” to “Cloud Smart” in the era of the great re-platforming.

On CXO Spice this week, I was delighted to host Vittorio Viarengo, VP of Cross-Cloud Services at VMware. I was eager to hear Vittorio’s perspective on how businesses make the jump from “multi-cloud is overwhelming me” to “multi-cloud is a deliberate strategy”? 

Vittorio shared how VMware enabled digital transformation for customers like S&P GlobalThe Home Depot, and Guidewire Software. While providing the choice and flexibility to their developers, operations can manage the lifecycle of applications through one console. The consistent enterprise architecture provides a frictionless end-user experience. I also learned that VMware has co-development relationships with every major cloud provider: AWS, Microsoft, Google, IBM, Oracle, and Alibaba. That’s unique in the market.

I walked away from our conversation more educated and optimistic about the great re-platforming:

  • Being Cloud Smart means taking an architected and planned approach to multi-cloud and digital transformation.

  • A Cloud Smart approach gives you the freedom to select the right cloud for the right app, based on the needs of the individual app.

  • The desired outcome of cloud smart is driving consistent developer experience, consistent enterprise infrastructure, and a frictionless employee experience.

  • Organizations should start understanding where they are at with their cloud journey first, then build a roadmap for cloud adoption.

  • VMware is delivering the full breadth of capabilities we need to become a Cloud Smart and win our digital race in today’s multi-cloud world.

The best and fastest way to get “Cloud Smart” is to follow innovators and best practices. A unified and multi-cloud management solution should be top of mind as you adopt a “Cloud Smart” approach. 

To find out Vittorio’s prediction for the future of multi-cloud, watch the #CXOSpice here:

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Helen Yu

Innovation Expert

Helen Yu is a Global Top 20 thought leader in 10 categories, including digital transformation, artificial intelligence, cloud computing, cybersecurity, internet of things and marketing. She is a Board Director, Fortune 500 Advisor, WSJ Best Selling & Award Winning Author, Keynote Speaker, Top 50 Women in Tech and IBM Top 10 Global Thought Leader in Digital Transformation. She is also the Founder & CEO of Tigon Advisory, a CXO-as-a-Service growth accelerator, which multiplies growth opportunities from startups to large enterprises. Helen collaborated with prestigious organizations including Intel, VMware, Salesforce, Cisco, Qualcomm, AT&T, IBM, Microsoft and Vodafone. She is also the author of Ascend Your Start-Up.

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