The IaaS Blueprint: Part 3 of 3

Cloud Barriers The main barrier to public cloud adoption in the Uptime Institute survey — as usual — is concern over security, followed by a lack of cloud computing skills and expertise: Source: Uptime Institute 2013 Data Center Industry Survey (August 2013) The same survey shows greater uptake of private cloud than public cloud computing,… Read more »

The IaaS Blueprint: Part 2 of 3

Cloud drivers Managing a company’s in-house data center is a problematic task, especially in a tough economic climate. In a recent Brocade-sponsored survey, cost and complexity are cited as the biggest management problems, followed by reliability, performance and scale: Source: Infrastructure and connectivity issues in organisations today (Brocade/Vanson Bourne, June 2013) Not surprisingly, then, that… Read more »

The IaaS Blueprint: Part 1 of 3

Businesses that desire to optimize their IT resources with virtual, flexible and scalable cloud Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) have many choices dependent on their degree of ownership and control, they wish to exercise over the server, storage and networking resources involved, and the data processed by these IT resources. The less risky approach is… Read more »