These event proceedings were presented at the IDC Directions conferences in Santa Clara and Boston in February and March 2018.
Public cloud infrastructure as a service (IaaS) has now matured into a mainstream infrastructure option for enterprise IT organizations, and IT leaders are increasingly looking to public cloud services to enable and accelerate their digital transformation (DX) initiatives. However, most enterprises are in the early phases of public cloud IaaS adoption and still working through their organizational learning curves around the usage of cloud. It is critical for organizations to navigate this carefully, as early experiences can have a disproportionately strong influence on the enterprise's perception of cloud and appetite for IT innovation. This session discusses a model that outlines the typical public cloud IaaS adoption journey, the phases and challenges to be anticipated, and the factors that organizations need to prioritize and pay attention to at each phase. A good understanding of this can help proactively manage the cloud adoption experience and truly deliver the agility and speed benefits enabled by public cloud platforms.