Running IT-as-a-Service Part 44: Multi-Cloud service level management foundation
Conclusion: Given that multi-Cloud is a combination of public/private Cloud and customised systems governed by in-house and/or outsourced arrangements, end-to-end service level management becomes a critical success factor. IT organisations should implement a complete set of service level practices covering people, processes and systems that allow IT organisations to efficiently deliver services in accordance with service level agreements (SLAs).
The SLAs should span across the full service lifecycle. Service level foundation requires defining the:
- services provided
- metrics associated with these services
- acceptable and unacceptable service levels
- liabilities on the part of the service providers and the buyer, and
- actions to be taken in specific circumstances.