A Massive Shift of Cloud Infrastructure is Underway
According to the Survey of Business Uncertainty (SBU), only 2.5 percent of the US workforce worked from home in 2018. By 2025, approximately 30% of the US workforce is projected to be working from home multiple days a week.
The shift to a hybrid working model demands that IT and business leaders provide a solution for stakeholders to securely interact with their cloud applications and data. While increased public cloud investment helps by allowing IT teams to provide infrastructure, security is a shared responsibility between the public cloud provider and the enterprise.
Given these challenges, 49% of organizations are expected to embrace a hybrid cloud as the ideal operating model for data security and compliance in the next three to five years. The trend is clear, but with so many factors and varied cloud options, it is difficult to decide which platform, deployment model, or managed service will optimally allocate resources while keeping IT infrastructure operating with minimal risk.
What is Cloud Benchmarking?
Cloud benchmarking is a multi-faceted procedure that provides an independent perspective to help organizations understand where their cloud capabilities lie on the digital maturity curve, both in absolute and competitive terms.
The insights are based on benchmarking the client’s cloud capabilities against peers and the best in class across industries. This helps organizations learn where gaps in their cloud environment are vis-a-vis the competition, so they know where to invest their time, effort, and resources to maximize the value and performance of their cloud initiatives.
Trianz’ Approach to Cloud Benchmarking
Our cloud benchmarking services are powered by over 1.5 million data points, along with primary research and further data collection capabilities. With access to leaders across more than 40,000 companies from various-sized segments, industries, and geographies, we can quickly gather fresh perspectives to address any relevant questions that may improve the cost or performance of your cloud and IT environment.
Using a data-driven approach, as well as a series of comprehensive surveys, we establish a multi-stage model we call the “Digital Enterprise Evolution Model” or DEEM.
Digital Enterprise Evolution Model™ - Cloud Capability
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Our DEEM for cloud allows us to measure and execute cloud performance benchmarks in terms of:
Service models – (SaaS, IaaS, PaaS)
Output from this benchmarking process is used to crystallize a unique, data-driven vision for your organization based on strategic cloud priorities, ROI, as well as to develop execution roadmaps and plans.
How Clients Are Using Our Cloud Benchmarking Services
Develop Unique Capabilities
Combine business and technology data to measure maturity relative to industries, leaders, best practices, and others.
Find Existing Data Value
Leverage millions of data points compiled by teams of analysts and data scientists to take a data-driven approach.
Support Product & Service Positioning
Garner enterprise-wide support by removing bias in the launch of a new idea or concept.
Combine IT and Business Data
IT teams can qualify and quantify methods and processes to support business objectives and invest in supporting directions.
Compare Best Practices
Identify deviations from best practices across more than 2000 IT elements.
Identify Competitive Positioning
Support cloud strategies with tangible data based on fact and findings — not opinion and conjecture.
Leverage Strengths of Digital Champions
Find out what digital champions are investing in to learn what’s really making the difference.
Improve Through Actionable Insights
Form simple insights that can be prioritized and put into action to optimize cloud spend and performance.
Cloud Benchmarking Methodology and General Timelines
When utilizing our cloud benchmarking services, clients go through a combination of comprehensive surveys and interviews with leaders in your organization. Data is entered into a repository and analyzed in comparison to peer companies and leaders across industries.
For a business or an IT function, we can complete our process and provide a customized report within six to eight weeks.
Cloud Performance Benchmarking
At Trianz, we know it can be difficult to decide which resource configurations, pricing, and provisioning models are right for your business.
Luckily, our extensive use of cloud provisioning software for cross-platform management and multi-cloud deployment allows us to quickly identify which solutions can deliver the most appropriate price and performance levels to meet your specific business requirements.
Whether you need a complete infrastructure overhaul or looking to optimize the latency, throughput, provisioning response time, and performance variability of your cloud infrastructure — Trianz can provide the cloud performance benchmarks to forecast the potential of your IT environment.
The Advantage of Trianz’ Cloud Benchmarking Services
At Trianz, our cloud benchmarking experts go beyond using competitive data to replicate best practices or what worked in the past. Unlike the typical approach to benchmarking, our cloud services do not simply rely on taking a defensive posture. We start with goal setting and then put performance metrics in place to achieve those goals.
To support service selection, we perform in-depth analysis to measure performance gaps, list areas for improvement, and highlight various performance standards based on your organization's unique context.
Our competitive approach to cloud benchmarking allows us to identify better practices so that our clients are not just falling in line with industry standards, but finding new and innovative ways to leap ahead of the competition.