Date Added: Oct 2010
Cloud computing removes the traditional silos within the data center and introduces a new level of flexibility and scalability to the IT organization. This flexibility addresses challenges facing enterprises and IT service providers that include rapidly changing IT landscapes, cost-reduction pressures, and the focus on time to market. A cloud architecture is required with the scalability, flexibility, and transparency to enable IT to provision new services quickly and cost effectively by using Service-Level Agreements (SLAs). In addition to providing security and high performance, this cloud architecture addresses IT requirements and policies, meets the demands of high utilization, and dynamically responds to change.