Governance • Governance is about deciding and prioritizing what things to do, while Management is about how to do them in an optimal manner. • Corporate governance: set of processes, customs, policies, laws, and institutions affecting the way a corporation is directed, administered or controlled. • IT Governance: Subset discipline of Corporate Governance focused on information technology • Cloud governance: Subset discipline of IT Governance which involves applying policies to the use of cloud services.
IT Governance of Cloud Computing • For Cloud Computing to be effectively used by enterprises, Convergence, Governance and Standardization are required in the following areas and for the reasons described below: • Security • Interoperability: DMTF – Interoperable Clouds • Portability • Metering and Billing • Provisioning , Performance and Scalability • Dispute Resolution
Cloud Governance Lifecycle Source: Unknown / Missing
Benefits of Cloud Governance • Standardized process and procedures to better manage the Cloud environment • Maximize return on Cloud investment • More effective Cloud Strategies because of a closer alignment with the business • Alignment with corporate objectives & Consistency with Cloud Strategy & Policy • Accountability and transparency in decision making hat impacts on Cloud Adoption
Tools of Cloud Governance • Portal and Self Service Access • Service Catalog • Billing & Accounting • Service Portfolio & Contracts Management tools • Cloud Management • Monitoring tools • SOA Management tools • Application Design and Development for Cloud • QA & Testing for Clouds and Cloud centric Applications
GaaS • Self-service • Instant provisioning of new applications • Faster time to market • Elastic scaling • Multi-tenancy • Built-in governance, • Monitoring, and metering