Cloud Computing unleashing your potential

For the technologist, cloud computing represents a commodious opportunity to drive infrastructure efficiencies. Additionally the architectural principles behind cloud offer a completely new business models which, in cases, offers a significant economic benefit. The data centre functions as the fundamental building block for cloud computing. Besides, there is a common layer, it is based on the compute model and serves as the basic building block for the sharing in cloud. With emergence of cloud computing, specialized services such as Backup-As-A-Service or Storage-As-A-Service will become more prevalent. The fundamental principle behind cloud is that it is a shared service.

On moving from dedicated to Cloud

The cloud model serves a couple of situations really well and in particularly the public cloud can serve these exceptionally well. Typically cases that involve sharp growth volumes, periodic and a-periodic high volumes and applications on-off on the fly are better served by the cloud infrastructure. There are some opportunities for savings that is remarkable for shared infrastructure as compared to dedicated infrastructure to manage peak demands. For public cloud, more efficient use of capital is done by assigning demand across multiple shared resources on the aggregation of multiple workloads.

Cloud Services for Recovery against Disaster

Cloud Computing has a wide recognition amongst the industry and academics as a tumultuous innovation. The incessant evolution that’s taking place and adoption of the same has literally changed the way IT services are understood, operated and delivered. There are many ways on how Cloud Computing could be used for leveraging organizations Disaster Recovery requirements to ensure business continuity.

The advent of Cloud Computing has bought the organizations with an alternative for hosting Disaster Recovery (DR) and Business Continuity (BC) requirements in Cloud Services. The recovery services are generally classified as:

Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS) –Cloud Services are subscribed by organizations as a platform that helps them evade the failover of their IT resources during a disaster.

Business Continuity as a Service (BCaaS) – The services of a Business Continuity consultant are offered to an organization on subscription to the services from the Cloud Service Provider as a complete turnkey solution for their Business Continuity requirements.

By subscribing to DRaaS and BCaaS organizations can cut down the cost of BCP/DRP solutions, efforts of updating software versions and IT equipment can be simplified, resiliency can be improved against disaster and the services provided by Business Continuity Consultants can be leveraged from the Cloud Service Provider

The effect on the way of deployment and use of information technology

With the adoption of cloud and particularly the public cloud, there will be a new set of challenges for corporations. For instance, Service Level Agreements for the public cloud are very important though hosting companies and outsources have vast experiences managing these. Some emerging areas where corporations need to develop expertise are auditing mechanisms, the selection processes for determining service providers, geographic access, end-user constraints, integration into corporate directories and end-user provisioning alas understanding national constraints such as data sovereignty requirements.