Cloud Ave: ITaaS is About More Than Just Cloud

InsightaaS: Cloud Ave. is a site that examines cloud through both a technology and a business lens. In this post, Scott Bils, a partner at analyst firm Everest Group, and leader of the firm’s Next Generation IT practice, argues that IT as a Service should be seen as “a new IT business and operating model, not a delivery platform.”

.ITaaS, short for IT-as-a-Service, is one of the more misleading acronyms around.  Because it follows the somewhat annoying “XaaS” pattern, many assume that like SaaS, PaaS, or IaaS it’s just another cloud delivery model or technology platform. This mistaken assumption will prove to be very costly for many in enterprise IT.

ITaaS is in fact a new IT business and operating model, not a delivery platform.  And despite this week’s pronouncements at VMworld, it’s about more than just software as well.  While definitions abound, ITaaS is basically about IT becoming a service provider that offers and orchestrates IT services instead of organizing around traditional technology silos…

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