It cannot be denied that the arrival of cloud computing has revolutionized the entire IT industry. It is one of the biggest developments in the technological infrastructure. The servers, networking and cheap cloud storage providers are the biggest beneficiaries of this emerging trend. However, to get proper benefits, it is necessary that the providers must learn to balance the demand of cloud with a low-cost hardware and converged solutions in Big Data, Virtual Desktop and Archive Services. Not all providers have the ability to offer this balance.
The appearance of cloud computing as an alternative to traditional information services continues to be one of the most important developments in the growth of the IT market. Hence, the public cloud services and companies that acquire private cloud services, must have great confidence in the providers of the servers, storage and networking. Hence, it is essential to analyze the working of the cloud providers carefully.
According to IDC’s estimation about the private cloud area, the claims go the way of Big Data, scalability and efficiency, which will help to encourage the adoption of storage hardware solutions with linear scalability in capacity and performance. It is therefore recommended that the CIO, when deciding to install a cloud storage system, ensures that the solutions are fixed and have been developed to support cloud models in a business organization such as those designed by EMC.
Whereas, for the public cloud, IDC states that the demand for public cloud is linked to the field of servers, and the convergence of large systems. According to IDC, “EMC Corporation” is the top provider of business applications and storage for VMware environments.
From the rise of cloud computing revolution, most of the infrastructure providers and applications based on cloud have been present with a large number of offers and services. Large investments have been noticed in data centers, WAN connectivity, and IT infrastructure in order to enter new markets and expand its portfolio geographically. Hence, selecting a provider is quite complicated. IDC suggests that to choose the provider who can offer secured IT transformation involving the move to public and private cloud environment.
Considering the costs including future
It is essential to consider not only the hardware acquisition costs, but also the energy consumption, cooling and infrastructure management. Imagine the value of certain tasks such as daily download and upload to the cloud, which could free the team and utilize them to engage in tasks that will add value to the business.
Thinking beyond virtualization and convergence
The real potential of the cloud comes to light when the infrastructure is self-served and is provisioned automatically. Most of the IT departments are partially virtualized, and have the functions of self-service automation and which transform into cost savings simply by reducing the management software, minimizing the possibility of downtime, and increasing flexibility.
Selecting cloud offerings based on the workload
Increasingly, hardware and middleware are used to cover certain applications or services like databases, email or collaborative processes. It is really a good idea to consider these terms rather than general computing capacity as it can aid (help in) ensuring that the requirements of the organization are adequately covered.