Cloud Computing: Consideration and Next Step
Cloud computing is an important transition and a paradigm shift in IT services delivery - one that promises large gains in efficiency and flexibility at a time when demands on data centers are growing exponentially. The tools, building blocks, and best practices for cloud computing are evolving, and the challenges to deploying cloud solutions need to be considered. The technology and industry leadership that Intel brings to this environment is broader and deeper than most realize. Intel's vision for cloud computing is for solutions that are federated, automated, and client-aware. Moving the industry toward that promise will require a focus on four industry-wide principles of cloud computing that will make this vision a reality: efficiency, simplification, security, and open standards.