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9 Published Charts

2 Published Case Studies



Selected Research Highlights


Hitachi Enterprise Cloud Infrastructure Case Study

Fortune 500 Retail Company

Introduction

This case study of fortune 500 retail company is based on an April 2017 survey of Hitachi Enterprise Cloud Infrastructure customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service.

“What part of implementing a private or public cloud infrastructure keeps us up at night? Networking glitches and night to outages from a service level provider.”

Challenges

The business challenges that led the profiled company to evaluate and ultimately select Hitachi Enterprise Cloud Infrastructure:

  • Had challenges adopting a cloud infrastructure because it was costly to migrate / transform applications for the cloud.
  • Executives outside of IT are driving the organization to adopt cloud for the following reason:
    • To lower costs to help drive margins and increase profits
  • Agrees that the biggest challenge on their journey to adopt cloud infrastructure was that it cost more than expected.
  • Agrees that the biggest problem in having users make their own choices for cloud resources is wasted, unused resources.
  • Biggest challenges in using a mix of private and public cloud resources:
    • Optimizing costs and service levels from disparate providers
    • Keeping track of where applications are and maintaining compliance
    • Moving applications between development, test, and production
    • The complexities of managing multiple cloud and resource types
  • Difficulties in anticipating the cost of the next monthly invoice for public cloud services:
    • There are too many variations in IT users, application owners, and business sponsors
    • There are too many hidden and unexpected charges
    • An inability to align services and charges to business functions and application owners
    • It is difficult to match application utilization of cloud services with the monthly invoice

Use Case

The key features and functionalities of Hitachi Enterprise Cloud Infrastructure that the surveyed company uses:

  • Cites pay per use consumption, elasticity, and predictable pricing as the most important attribute for their IT environment.

Results

The surveyed company achieved the following results with Hitachi Enterprise Cloud Infrastructure:

  • Agrees that delivering outcome-based solutions, SLA’s, and pay per use pricing is the most important attribute for a partner to deliver digital transformation.
  • Values the Cloud’s ability to lower costs through better control and transparency.

Hitachi Enterprise Cloud Infrastructure Customer Research

What is the most important attribute for a partner to deliver digital transformation?

Delivering outcome-based solutions and SLA's and pay per use pricing
41%
Operational management or private, public, and hybrid cloud
23%
Delivering fast time to value
18%
Enabling predictable costs
18%

Hitachi Enterprise Cloud Infrastructure Case Study

Small Business Computer Hardware Company

Introduction

This case study of a small business computer hardware company is based on a March 2017 survey of Hitachi Enterprise Cloud Infrastructure customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service. The profiled company asked to have their name blinded to protect their confidentiality.

“What part of implementing a private or public cloud infrastructure keeps us up at night? Bandwidth between the private and public cloud.”

Challenges

The business challenges that led the profiled company to evaluate and ultimately select Hitachi Enterprise Cloud Infrastructure:

  • Had challenges adopting a cloud infrastructure because it was difficult to internally agree and define a standard service catalog with a standard set of service levels for each application.
  • Executives outside of IT are driving the organization to adopt cloud for the following reasons:
    • To achieve a competitive advantage in the marketplace / respond to competitors
    • To lower costs to help drive margins and increase profits
    • To enter new markets and capitalize on new revenue opportunities faster
    • To become a disruptor in their market
  • Agrees that the biggest challenge on their journey to adopt cloud infrastructure was that it took longer than expected.
  • Agrees that the biggest problem in having users make their own choices for cloud resources is wasted, unused resources.
  • Biggest challenge in using a mix of private and public cloud resources:
    • Optimizing costs and service levels form disparate providers
  • Difficulties in anticipating the cost of the next monthly invoice for public cloud services:
    • There are too many variations in IT users, application owners, and business sponsors
    • There are too many hidden and unexpected charges

Use Case

The key features and functionalities of Hitachi Enterprise Cloud Infrastructure that the surveyed company uses:

  • Cites automation that delivers agile, repeatable results as the most important attribute for their IT environment.

Results

The surveyed company achieved the following results with Hitachi Enterprise Cloud Infrastructure:

  • Agrees that delivering outcome-based solutions, SLA’s, and pay per use pricing is the most important attribute for a partner to deliver digital transformation.
  • Values the Cloud’s speed and agility to respond to changes in the business environment.

Hitachi Enterprise Cloud Infrastructure Customer Research

What has been the biggest challenge on your private cloud journey?

Cost more than expected: 41%
More complex than expected: 27%
Took longer than expected: 27%
Required skills we did not have: 5%


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