Date Added: Jan 2010
Cloud computing has become a reality and all comes into focus when one thinks about what IT needs: a way to increase capacity or add capabilities on the fly without investing in new infrastructure, training new personnel or licensing new software. The question sparking so much debate today is whether to use an internal cloud or an external cloud, also known as private and public clouds. Regardless, internal and external clouds provide easy, scalable access to computing resources and IT services. And whether a cloud is public or private, the key to success is creating a trustworthy and appropriate server, network and storage infrastructure in which all resources can be efficiently utilized and shared.