- Cloud computing service-level agreements (SLAs), 87-91 percent versus 56-62 percent
- Monitor and alert for unusual cloud behavior (92 percent versus 63%).
- A comprehensive and clearly defined strategy to manage cloud costs (94 percent versus 37%)
- Pricing strategies for cloud providers that leverage leverage pricing are based on predicted use by workload (90 percent versus 61%).
- Learn the benefits and differences of different cloud options and choose the right platform (91 percent versus 59%).
- Define instance utilization thresholds based on workload (90 percent versus 49%).
The governance factor is reflected in the strict control of deployments following an enterprise strategy. This includes the use of reference architectures as well as configuration rules to ensure that enterprise standards are met. Cloud leaders are able to deliver greater value from their deployments, can roll out new apps quickly, and avoid cloud chaos that can lead to poor performance and security risks. CloudHealth based on its survey data provided five steps to becoming a cloud leader.
CloudHealth concluded that “our survey shows certain organizations are achieving significantly better outcomes from cloud deployments by excelling in vision, discipline, and governance.” Cloud management is a subject that can be achieved by any organization if they learn from the pioneers. According to the company, it provides IT service management for cloud computing. Its fourth quarter 2016 survey included 388 senior executives who were asked about organizations with more than 500 employees in North America.