Many IT managers interested in moving to the cloud worry about the amount of control they will have over their data. This is a valid concern – every move to a new platform can result  in a company losing some of the valuable information control they have struggled to maintain. IT organizations are interested in the cloud now, but moving to this new platform can be confusing for groups that are struggling to maintain a tight-fisted control over their information. Developing a long-term business plan for the cloud involves not only knowing what services will be gained by moving to it, but how those can be leveraged in such a way that groups are still able to control how their servers function. To this end, it is important for major enterprise organizations to utilize the private cloud, which offers some of the advantages of the public cloud while also allowing them to maintain tight control of the the data on their networks.

With the enterprise cloud, a group can host all of its information in a way that lets them tier access through the use of Software defined storage. This allows for information for a single server to be stored on different hardware and can let a  company automate many processes with its information. Software-defined storage lets a company treat information stored on different servers and clouds as grouped together through a network. This can allow for data management on a truly massive scale, as data from different servers can be collected and apportioned to different users and groups through the use of network tools. This allows for anyone who needs to get the right kind of information to get access to it very quickly, in direct contrast to the way that data used to go through corporate networks in that old, painful process of sending emails and slow file transfers. By utilizing this kind of service, a company can get the value out of the cloud they want without losing out on the data control they've attained.

New technologies should spur new perspectives
As is the case with any new technology, those that use it the best will be the ones that are able to change around it. When computers and email started being used more heavily, organizations that shifted to take advantage of the natural advantages these services offered did better. Phone calls could be replaced by short bursts of email. Managers didn't call workers – they emailed them. Similarly, those that are able to use new data services will be in a better position to take advantage of the new, faster pace of business. Unlike the email revolution, these services are more likely to be felt internally, rather than externally. Workers could always simply walk over and talk to each other before the invention of email, but used it a lot for external communication. The best benefits of the public cloud will come from streamlining internal use.

By working with a premium cloud vendor, an organization can find the best way to use the cloud. Faster servers, better software, and stronger adoption will let companies use the cloud to its fullest potential. Specialists can make the transition painless. Cloud based service from vendors that understand how to make use of the cloud in all of its capacities will necessarily be better than those that don't. A custom-tailored cloud created by people who understand its processes will offer more to a company than a "one-size-fits-all package." Those that have adapted the cloud to their own use will see the best results, according to Forbes. In working through these issues with those that understand the club, organization stand the best chance of staying ahead of their competitors.