What does Cloud Enablement mean?

Cloud enablement is the process of creating, deploying and operating some or most of an organization’s IT infrastructure, software and resources through the cloud. In-house IT shifts to a public, private or hybrid cloud environment. Cloud enablement service is delivered by cloud enablers or cloud service providers. The services include, but are not limited to: Infrastructure As A Service (IAAS), Platform As A Services (PAAS), Software AS A Service (SAAS) and most recently Modernization Platform As A Service (ModPass). Cloud developers and service providers continue to evolve to the challenges of future business needs.

A cloud-enabled organization generally rely on a cloud provider for basic to enterprise grade IT solutions and services. Cloud enablement can have many different models and implementations. Typically, cloud enablement is achieved when the in-house data center or server infrastructure is removed and replaced by a similar cloud solution. This includes servers, operating system and business applications that are accessed remotely over the internet. Moreover, consolidating in-house servers for virtualization and building a private cloud out of it are other examples of cloud enablement.

Below is an example of a cloud maturity to facilitate an IT organization readiness to adapt and integrate cloud solutions with there business model