Cloud

Delivering IT as a Service for Virtualized Data Centers

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Executive Summary

As the IT landscape rapidly changes, cost reduction pressures, focus on time to market, and employee empowerment are compelling enterprises and IT service providers to develop innovative strategies to address these challenges. The cloud computing approach to IT service delivery has become a key area requiring attention. The abstraction of compute, network, and storage infrastructure is the foundation of cloud computing. The infrastructure is a service, and its components must be readily accessible and available to the immediate needs of the application stacks it supports. Cloud computing removes the traditional application silos within the data center and introduces a new level of flexibility and scalability to the IT organization.

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