Today, while thinking about the Cloud and its benefits for Enterprise, I remembered this video ServiceNow published some time ago and I thought it would be worth sharing it again. In fact, ServiceNow’s sharing many nicely done and interesting videos on their Youtube channel (and, while we’re at it, this other video titled “Work life should be as efficient as real life” is another of my favorites).

I think the intro, stating “The debate is over, the cloud is here and it’s powering the evolution of business. It has created a clear separation between enterprises that are able to adapt and those that cannot. Now, businesses embrace the cloud to not only survive but thrive.” sums everything up quite well. The question is no longer to go cloud or not to go cloud, but what’s the best way to go Cloud and how to guarantee a great user experience and benefit from the most advanced technology available. Answers to some of these questions are in the video, you can as well find the full transcript here below for those who prefer to read.

Full Video Transcript

The debate is over, the cloud is here and it’s powering the evolution of business. It has created a clear separation between enterprises that are able to adapt and those that cannot. Now, businesses embrace the cloud to not only survive but thrive.

At the beginning of the decade departments view the cloud as a way to avoid all the headaches: no more delayed IT schedules, no infrastructure to own or maintain. Departments didn’t need systems to operate around the clock, going offline every weekend for routine maintenance was acceptable: users worked on something else while the cloud provider fixed application errors. They worked around dictated upgrade schedules and they believed that sharing an instance with hundreds of others just like them was a good thing. Initially the cloud met departmental needs but as enterprises moved more and more critical work into the cloud, the departmental, multi-tenant, cloud architecture is reaching its limits.

Enterprises require a new cloud standard, a cloud without restrictions, a cloud that is always on. A cloud that protects customer data, a cloud that is built to manage every service in the enterprise.

Welcome to the enterprise cloud, welcome to ServiceNow! The enterprise cloud takes the cloud and completely redefines it. Multi-tenant architectures get left behind as the true enterprise-grade cloud establishes new levels of excellence.

In the Enterprise Cloud your data is completely isolated, redundant paired data centers live in nearly every corner of the globe: five times more data centers than any other major cloud provider. The user experience goes uninterrupted and break fix happens while users continue to work. Maintenance is measured in seconds not days and you have a complete visibility into everything that impacts your cloud.

In the Enterprise Cloud, security excellence is not optional and industry compliance is part of the partnership. You have the freedom to schedule upgrades down to the second, add features, zBoot or clone an instance on your own: the enterprise cloud, where you are the driver

Now, individual departments are unified through a common service model

Friction is removed and a new service experience is delivered. Work gets done lights out and at Lightspeed the enterprise operates everything as a service… in the Cloud. It’s possible, Now!

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