Application Delivery in the Cloud: Minimizing Disruption and Maximizing Control
Cloud computing offers the promise of IT resources on demand with minimal management and capital overhead by enabling real-time scaling, rapid application deployment, and IT agility. It delivers on this promise by building on server virtualization, now a widespread technology. Cloud computing enables organizations to isolate multiple entities or tenants, and provides an interface for virtual machines and applications to be self-provisioned, with an organization being billed only for the resources it uses. As businesses flock to the cloud, the IT administrators that facilitate its adoption want uncompromised security, successful migrations, and total flexibility – all without increasing complexity or having to do more with fewer resources.