Date Added: Feb 2012
Delivering IT as cloud-based services has the potential for IT to support business innovation while lowering the cost of IT, Cloud service delivery is a natural progression for IT departments who have consolidated and virtualized their infrastructure. But in the race to the cloud has the network (and integrated network management) been overlooked? And once the service is delivered - how can IT meet the user's ongoing demands for service quality using this shared virtualized infrastructure? IBM recommends that enterprises that are building a cloud service delivery platform look beyond server virtualization to take a more holistic approach that integrates network management as part of the process.