Planning a Move to the Cloud - Tips, Tricks and Pitfalls

Cloud computing can bring many benefits to an organization, with these benefits falling into several distinct categories:

- Virtualization – The ability to increase computing efficiency
- Democratization of Computing – Bringing enterprise scale infrastructure to small and medium businesses
- Scalability and fast provisioning – Bringing web scale IT at a rapid pace
- Commoditization of infrastructure – Enabling IT to focus on the strategic aspects of its role

These individual benefits combine to produce a shift that we believe is revolutionary and will have a permanent impact on organizations.

Given the fundamental shift that Cloud Computing offers, organizations are naturally worried about the potential risks from a move to the Cloud. This paper identifies the three key areas that organizations need to look into. The first of these areas is the technical considerations related to Cloud Computing.

Provided by: Rackspace Topic: Cloud Date Added: Mar 2013 Format: PDF

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