It’s a bit of both new
and old. Aspects of mainframe computing are relevant to a cloud
computing architecture today. In addition, tremendous amount of
virtualization technology is behind cloud computing.
"Cloud is the industrialization of IT" - IBM
There are many definitions for cloud. These are the Cloud Characteristics, according to IBM:
Easy-to-use customer interface to cloud services
Makes complexity of the cloud operations invisible to the customer
Increases resource utilization by leveraging servers, storage and network infrastructure
Provides for usage based accounting
The goal is streamlined, predictable, positive customer experience.
Your Cloud definition can have many forms:
resides in a customer's data center
Managed Private Cloud
customer and a third-party operate and manage the cloud
Hosted Private Cloud
customer elects not to host their dedicated cloud
Shared Cloud Services
customer shares cloud with others
Public Cloud Services
large scale public cloud providers, such as Google, Amazon, IBM and others.
To learn more and find out which of these options suit your needs best, please contact us.
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