Date Added: May 2012
The benefits of cloud computing can be transformative for an enterprise. With these goals in mind, many enterprises are realizing the advantages of building a private cloud environment while they also draw from external cloud services. Before setting a course for cloud computing, preparation can ease navigation. This paper sets out five fundamental steps, ranging from standardization to virtualization to automation, that can help you establish the underpinnings of a successful cloud environment and arrive at the place where the benefits of cloud computing are possible.