Reference 2017-709

REF:            2017-709

Subject:        Public cloud

          

 

Request:

1) Do you know about the Government’s Cloud First policy?

  • Yes
  • No

2) Is your organisation using a public cloud for any area of your IT infrastructure?

  • Yes
  • No – If no, please answer questions 6-8

 

3) What percentage of your IT infrastructure has already been migrated to the public cloud?

  • Less than 25%
  • 25% – 50%
  • 50% – 75%
  • 75% – 100%

 

4) Which area(s) of your organisation’s IT infrastructure has/have been migrated (in part or in whole) to the public cloud? Select all that apply.

  • Database(s)
  • Application(s)
  • Security
  • Storage
  • We have not migrated anything to the cloud

 

5) If you are not 100% cloud first, what is your timeline to migrate the rest of your infrastructure to the public cloud?

  • I am 100% cloud
  • 6 months or less
  • 6-12 months
  • 1-2 years
  • 2+ years
  • No, we don’t plan to move everything to the cloud

 

6) What barriers to public cloud adoption have you experienced?  Select all that apply.

  • Lack of skills needed to implement/manage
  • Security/compliance concerns
  • Budget constraints
  • Inability to prove return on investment (ROI)
  • Need to continue supporting old, legacy technology
  • Vendor lock-in (with a cloud provider)
  • Concerns over IT managing multi-vendor environments

 

7) How many monitoring and management tools are you currently using to gain visibility into your IT infrastructure?

  • 1
  • 2-3
  • 4-5
  • 6-7
  • 8-9
  • 10 or more
  • Not sure

 

8) Are you able to use the same monitoring and management tools for on-premises infrastructure and cloud environments?

  • Yes
  • No
  • Not sure

 

9) What are the biggest challenges you face when monitoring and managing your public cloud environment? Select all that apply.

  • Lack of control and visibility into performance
  • Uncertainty where date resides
  • Protecting and securing the cloud environments
  • Performance downtime
  • Determining the most suitable workloads to move to the cloud
  • Not fully understanding the benefits of the cloud

 

10) Are you seeing the expected ROI from public cloud adoption?

  • Yes
  • No
  • Still can’t determine

 

 

Response:

Please find information attached.

2017-709 – FOI Request – Public cloud [157 kb] PDF