Cloud computing represents a revolutionary shift in how infrastructure, computing power and applications are delivered. But it involves much more than just the replacement of physical IT assets with a virtual environment. Cloud can actually transform business processes; including improved security, increased flexibility, cost savings and environmental efficiencies. By addressing an organization's information needs and systems from a holistic perspective, cloud computing ushers in a fundamental - and transformational - change in the way mission-critical information systems are delivered.
Security is one of the most commonly-cited reasons enterprises are reluctant to embrace cloud computing, despite the many benefits it offers.
This paper explores the challenges that an organization faces when embarking on an upgrade of this nature & how to overcome them.
This paper discusses virtualization & the implementation and management of best practice solutions to leverage optimal value within the business.