Eight Key Ingredients for Building an Internal Cloud - VMware Private Clouds: Providing the Ability to Consume Resources, Regardless of Where They Reside
IT budgets are tighter than at any time in history. But despite severe budget constraints, user demands are still escalating - as they always will. Business cycle times are shortening with increased global competition; all mission-critical applications and services must provide quick and easy scalability, while accommodating growing application access and availability expectations. Today, investors scrutinize all new investments in IT infrastructure carefully to ensure that they match key business needs and deliver intended results in the most efficient and cost-effective way. To maximize investments, IT organizations are beginning to move away from a device-centric view of IT to an infrastructure that is application-, information-, and people-centric. Enter cloud computing.