To achieve the full potential in the cloud, it’s important to develop a Continuum strategy involving three key facets:
- Define a vision that clearly states the core values and future aspirations
- Identify competitive vulnerabilities and shortcomings
- Develop a clear classification of capabilities, anchored on where your organization is today versus its future aspirations, leveraging the full extent of the Continuum
The Continuum is not just one technology, but many—each with its own strengths and limits.
The most successful cloud strategies utilize the full Cloud Continuum, including private, hybrid and public architectures. Continuum Competitors use these architectures to enable differentiation with analytics, high performance compute, artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML).
Edge computing is also ripe for cloud and Continuum improvement. Private cloud architectures that work alongside public cloud are becoming increasingly popular. 5G connectivity has massively expanded the possibilities for connecting devices anywhere.
Simply understanding what capabilities are even available on the Continuum can be hard, let alone understanding how to use them. It is important to first create a clear strategy and priorities before leaping head-first into adoption. This will keep an organization moving forward in the same direction.