Taking the Enterprise Data Center Into the Cloud Achieving a Flexible, High-Availability Cloud Computing Infrastructure
The ability to dynamically scale enterprise compute workloads while running a "Right - sized" private infrastructure has long been a priority of CIOs. Therefore, it is hardly a surprise that few trends have generated as much buzz throughout the IT community in recent years as cloud computing. It is clear that interest in cloud computing will continue to increase as organizations are challenged to respond to changes in demand in the most cost-effective way possible. However, there remains significant confusion in many circles as to what cloud computing actually is, as well as which best practices should be observed in order to experience the benefits of adoption while mitigating potential risks and preparing for the next generation of management technologies.