Business Intelligence

Accelerating Cloud Services: Improving Infrastructure Performance

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Executive Summary

Cloud computing has become an important new tool for IT managers in controlling the cost and complexity of business-critical applications and data. Cloud computing is compelling to enterprises because it allows them to consolidate resources, provision services more quickly, and even rationalize costs more effectively with new business models. However, there are numerous challenges with this approach that may prevent organizations from succeeding with cloud initiatives. These cloud initiatives may be private cloud (where server and storage resources live behind a corporate firewall) or public cloud (resources live in a shared datacenter, via a service such as Amazon EC2).

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