The most common reasons that prevent IT to reach full potential – 10th: Not leveraging compute, Storage and Networking as commodities

The most common reasons that prevent IT to reach full potential – 10th: Not leveraging compute, Storage and Networking as commodities

Like the production floor, IT also has assets that need to be stored, managed, and provided. Development resources (Servers, DBs, etc.), software code, or production resources are some of the myriad of resources that need to be stored; and they do occupy space. Storage might be very expensive and providing storage, compute and networking as in-house commodities by your company is not the best usage of the company resources as well. After all, you are not running generators in-house to provide electricity for operating your business; rather you are buying it from the utility company.

Storing and providing any resource in-house that can be consumed as a commodity in today’s world is actually wasting your company’s resources. Having the ability to provide compute, storage and networking as a commodity can help your enterprise a lot if you have the ability (from Business perspective) to buy those commodities from external providers and facilitate them for your internal IT customers. You’re going to turn IT into a more agile and cost effective operation as well.

I believe that outsourcing of IT functionality won’t help your IT shop, but any IT service that reaches the maturity of consuming it as a commodity should be consumed the same way that we are consuming other commodities such as electricity.

 

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