Date Added: Sep 2010
Many advantages of cloud computing - including elastic scaling, faster service provisioning, greater IT efficiencies and usage-based accounting are well known. Businesses are increasingly interested in adopting a cloud computing environment yet a swell in media and analyst coverage, plus an increase in conflicting marketing messages has resulted in a great deal of confusion about what the term "cloud computing" really means. Read this paper to see how IBM can help reduce this confusion. IBM has developed a cloud computing adoption framework which establishes common definitions for cloud computing delivery models and services, illustrates the key capabilities to consider when developing cloud computing strategies, and identifies key aspects required to successfully execute that strategy.