Now’s the time for your cloud, your way.

You’re at the helm of a unique, vastly complex, multi-cloud environment. Building. Deploying. Running. Operating. How can you optimize everything?

It’s time for a new approach, according to Harvard Business Review Analytic Services. One that paves the way for reliable, constantly improving IT – with automated monitoring and management. One that complements in-house talents with instant access to the latest skills and that keeps costs to a minimum not just for now – but also with every change you make.

Harvard Business Review Analytic Services

Taking cloud to the next level.

New research reveals the top barriers businesses face managing multi-cloud
environments—and what techniques and approaches your peers are
adopting to solve them according to a new survey of 283 business respondents.

Explore the findings in this paper, Strategies for Managing Multi-Cloud Environments. Plus, learn why Harvard Business Review Analytic Services think it’s time to redesign cloud decision-making. You’ll also find case studies from leading firms, who’ve successfully automated their cloud operations.

Organizations are divided when it comes to cloud strategy.

Most firms manage several public and private clouds. And approaches to migration vary widely – with many leaders testing multiple strategies.


report re-platforming
their applications


have replaced legacy applications with cloud-native ones

Some businesses have tackled complexity


have a coordinated approach to managing their clouds across the enterprise

But even for the leaders, it’s a bumpy ride.


struggle to keep up with the technology skills/talent required


struggle to enforce the organization’s technology standards and practices when building/upgrading cloud-based applications


struggle to optimize
cloud usage

Which strategies are your peers using to re-design cloud operations?


are hiring or training IT staff

to help manage their clouds

That’s just the start.

Find out which other tactics are popular – and see if the analysts think they’re enough.

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Take the quiz to assess your multi-cloud

Question 1 of 3

When it comes to cloud spending decisions, do you collaborate
between business and technology leaders?

Yes No

You’re in an elite group.

In fact, only 31% of respondents make joint decisions on cloud investments.

To deepen your collaboration even further, you’ll need to predict the operational impact of
every investment, for every area of your business.

“You have to create this higher level, abstracted, unified control environment.”
Research Vice President, Market Intelligence Provider

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It’s no simple task, we know.

In fact, 69% of respondents don’t collaborate on crucial cloud investment decisions.

How do you make the right moves for business and technical needs like cloud
management? We share many great success stories for inspiration. You’ll find it in the
Harvard Business Review Analytic Services report at the end of this poll.

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Question 2 of 3

When you’re deciding where to place workloads, do you prioritize any management considerations other than cost?

Yes No

It’s a great first step.

After all, fewer than half of your peers include any management
consideration other than cost in their top decision criteria.

Here’s what Harvard Business Review Analytic Services think:

“Establishing enterprise policies for provisioning cloud applications
and services can help to ensure that cloud management
considerations are baked into any hosting decisions.”

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It’s a tricky juggling act.

Over half of your peers take the same approach. But with plenty further up the
priority list, can you ease management as well?

New services can help you automate and offload some of the management of private
clouds – as you would with public cloud resources. Meaning you can plug skills gaps
while putting security and performance first.

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Question 3 of 3

Have you created a cloud center for excellence to share best practices?

Yes No

Wow. You’re ahead.

The top 27% – that’s where your cloud operations strategy sits. Pretty impressive.

So, you’ll know better than anyone just how complex it gets when you’re
coordinating everything. That’s why, at Hitachi Vantara, we’re helping leaders like
you fully automate management for all workloads running in the cloud.

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No problem.
Let’s get
you started.

78% of your peers are in the same boat. But can you jump ahead, coordinating
your use of the cloud more effectively?

Optimize for performance, cost, availability and reliability from a central hub –
without rushing to hire the right people. Hitachi Vantara’s new Application
Reliability Centers
help you fully automate management for all workloads
running in the cloud.

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Cloud operations are too complex.
We say “enough.

Surprised by some of the facts you’ve seen? Explore everything the survey uncovered. Plus, learn:

How to use automated “guardrails” to keep tens of thousands of developers working at pace.

Which changes are essential for cloud operations success, according to the analysts.

How your approach compares to that of your peers.

Say greater efficiency is a key goal for their cloud investments

But will their investment strategy deliver those efficiencies? Learn more in the report.

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Harvard Business Review
Analytic Services Webinar:
Strategies for Managing
Multi-Cloud Environments.

Many organizations are discovering they’re spending money on services they don’t need, missing opportunities to optimize their cloud performance, and finding gaps in how they manage data.

Hear from Premkumar Balasubramanian at Hitachi Vantara and Alex Clemente from Harvard Business Review Analytic Services about effective strategies for managing Multi-Cloud environments. You’ll also learn more about challenges organizations face when it comes to multiple clouds and best practices on how to control them. You can now listen on-demand at any time that suits you.

Premkumar Balasubramanian

Senior Vice President, Technology and Solutions
Office Hitachi Vantara

Founding Director of the Center for Digital Transformation

Premkumar Balasubramanian (“Prem”) heads Hitachi Vantara’s Technology and Solutions Office and is responsible for strategizing and supporting go-to-market (GTM) pursuits, architecting repeatable solutions for customers and providing technology and thought-leadership in modern engineering and evolving technologies focused on application modernization, data and analytics.

Build the core you need
for constant evolution.

It’s time to be data-driven the only way that works. With a coordinated approach to modernizing your applications, infrastructure and data. And with a tailored approach to building your cloud, your way.

Learn how to modernize your core for continual innovation, with the unique approach we apply at Hitachi Vantara.