Understanding Cloud Computing: A White Paper for Executives Making Decisions on Computing Resources

Date Added: Aug 2009
Format: PDF

Cloud computing offers companies the option of transferring their IT operations into an on-demand environment, where they can develop, deploy, and manage applications, and pay only for the time and capacity that they need. Many of the top hosting providers now offer cloud services. Any type of company that requires application hosting could potentially benefit from the provisioning of computing infrastructure resources as a service. In addition to the economic advantages of an on-demand computing environment, companies also enjoy the flexibility of being able to scale their services up or down to accommodate changing needs or business requirements, without having to invest in new equipment.