What role does establishing governance body play in the cloud model?
IT governance board in any organization is responsible for managing IT assets by incorporating suitable techniques and policies which are in line with the business objectives. For best governance, this board must comprise of members from both business and IT. This approach applies to govern cloud infrastructure also. The only difference is that it will include liaising with the cloud provider as well.
As a first step in implementing a cloud, a governing body with an excellent understanding of business goals and know to measure and monitor service to the customer must be established. This group of people is also responsible for negotiating deals with a cloud vendor, driving the transition to the cloud, creating awareness on a cloud in the organization, take key decisions, monitor cloud post-deployment, measure success, compliance to policies, etc.
Identify various resources required:
- Application and web servers
- Data storage
- Network Access
- Operating system
- Development tools