Date Added: Sep 2010
The IT infrastructure within most organizations is unnecessarily complex, the result of successive business decisions taken over many years. The effect is to limit performance, scalability and particularly the ability to adapt to meet changing business requirements. Cloud computing promises limitless capacity, almost total flexibility and increased efficiency - so could it be the solution to the IT infrastructure challenges? And, by moving IT spending from CapEx to OpEx, could it help organizations whose budgets are limited by the current recession? This paper examines how re-engineering the existing IT infrastructure, processes and service delivery as a private cloud serving the organization, as the first step on the journey to cloud computing, can help organizations cut through the complexity of their existing IT infrastructure.