What the cloud will change in the economy

Business models, customer-supplier relationships, organization … The white paper, published by Syntec Numérique , sheds light on all the changes that cloud computing involves, both for user companies and service providers. “At a pivotal moment when all companies, regardless of their size, are wondering about the adoption of cloud computing, it is important to shed light on the changes that this model implies,” says Philippe Hedde, President of Infrastructure committee at Syntec Numérique .

What becomes of the role of the IT service in business? How to negotiate and manage contracts with service providers? Which cloud architecture to choose? What financial model to adopt? The questions that arise are many and complex. In response, Syntec Numérique has just published the white paper “Cloud Computing, New Models!”, In partnership with the CRIP (Club responsible for infrastructure and computer production) and Ae-SCM (Association for the promotion of good sourcing practices).

We learn that the transition to cloud computing does not reduce the role of the IT department of the company. On the contrary, it confirms this by asking IT departments for new skills, particularly in the area of ​​security, a key issue in a cloud computing approach.

The white paper highlights the emergence of new businesses that serve to support companies in their move to cloud computing. One of these businesses, which is growing, is that of “Cloud broker”, whose role is to act as an intermediary between the customer and the suppliers. One of its tasks is to select and aggregate different cloud services to meet the needs of the client enterprise.

Another profession promised a bright future: the “Cloud Auditor” whose role is to audit the service provider to ensure that it meets the customer’s contractual requirements for quality of service, security or localization Datas.

What the cloud will change in the economy

As far as cloud architecture is concerned, companies today have the choice of the public cloud, shared between several users, and the private cloud, specially set up for their own needs. The public cloud offers the advantage of flexibility and economy, while the private cloud provides maximum security.

But the white paper outlines a third way: the hybrid cloud. The idea is to sort out its applications and data, and use the private cloud for the most critical ones, the others having the role of moving to the public cloud. “In the long run, a lot of enterprise applications and data will be in the public cloud with different levels of quality of service and security, and only a small part, the most sensitive data, will be hosted in a cloud. private, or even internally ” , says Pierre Bernabé, CEO of SFR Business Team.

Bernard Ourghanlian, technical and security director of Microsoft France, agrees: “The hybrid cloud is a natural business destination and will become a tangible reality in the future, not because the cloud is not always But because psychological reasons make users always ask the question of security as a barrier to 100% adoption of the public cloud . “

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