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Cloud applications demand a new IT operations strategy
This article is part of the Modern Stack issue of June 2018, Vol. 1, No. 2
As organizations dramatically change the way they approach software development and delivery, they must also undergo a shift in IT operations strategy. Customer demand and business competition are spurring companies to move faster, applying new pressure to developers and IT operations staff. While the phrase itself is nebulous, some analysts and business leaders call this growing trend digital transformation. To keep up, IT teams now work more collaboratively with development teams, with many embracing DevOps culture shifts. They also adopt new infrastructure delivery methods that allow them to quickly deploy and scale workloads in the cloud. These trends leave teams with a lot of decisions to make as part of a new IT operations strategy. For example, should you deploy your new application on premises or in the cloud? In some cases, the decision is obvious, but it's important not to force an app onto a platform on which it doesn't belong, said Edwin Yuen, an analyst at Enterprise Strategy Group. "Companies are recognizing it's ...
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