Prevents the situation where a server must be replaced that is still being depreciated for example in a faster than anticipated growth situation need to upgrade HW.
Cloud Computing: Taking Business Efficiency To The Next Level
<ul><li>Cloud Computing: </li></ul><ul><li>Taking Business Efficiency </li></ul><ul><li>To The Next Level </li></ul>
What Is Cloud Computing? <ul><li>Reduces capital expenditures </li></ul><ul><li>Minimizes operating costs </li></ul><ul><li>Maximizes resources </li></ul><ul><li>Secures mission-critical IT functions </li></ul><ul><li>Provides virtual business continuity </li></ul>Cloud computing is the leading edge of information technology that is improving business efficiency on many levels:
How Is Cloud Computing Used? <ul><li>An analyst might define cloud computing as a delivery model for IT resources that deploys products, services, and solutions over the internet in real time. </li></ul>In plain language, this means that information technology resources and services are available to purchase on a type of subscription or lease basis. They are then accessible through the internet, rather than having to set up all local hardware and servers.
Changing Cost Structures <ul><li>Cloud computing allows companies to change their expense structures: </li></ul><ul><li>Capital costs can be directly transferred into operating expenses </li></ul><ul><li>Funding and capital can be shifted out of IT and back into core business areas </li></ul><ul><li>Overhead for technology staff, maintenance, and upgrade expenses are eliminated or rolled into a subscription. </li></ul>
Cost Efficiency And Savings <ul><li>Cloud computing services are a less expensive method for obtaining and utilizing information technology resources: </li></ul><ul><li>Capital costs and upfront investments are virtually eliminated since services are provided through the internet and do not require any hardware purchases and installation </li></ul><ul><li>Operating expenses are reduced with services that are scaled exactly to demand on a per-use basis, eliminated overages and idle resources. </li></ul>
Cloud Computing Data Storage Application Examples <ul><li>Dynamic storage that expands and contracts to current demand for cost efficiency </li></ul><ul><li>Deduplication tools that remove duplicate data objects for efficient utilization of data storage resources </li></ul><ul><li>Data snapshots that capture mission critical information for instant recovery and replication </li></ul>
Data Systems - Virtual Business Continuity <ul><li>Virtual Business Continuity (VBC) ensures that mission critical data systems are available for continuous use. Cloud computing and virtual resources can accomplish VBC through: </li></ul>System replication Data colocation Asset virtualization Data protection Disaster recovery
Disaster Recovery <ul><li>Disaster recovery is vital to virtual business continuity. Disasters can strike in many forms, from power failures, to vandalism or theft, to natural disasters, as well as physical damage or data loss from viruses or system failures. </li></ul>Effective disaster recovery entails utilizing virtual resources in order to have a complete system backup that is instantly remotely accessible.
Managed Services <ul><li>Cloud computing program suites can be combined into efficient managed services: </li></ul>Business continuity is ensured through virtualization and disaster recovery applications Data storage systems can be optimized for efficient use and lowered overhead costs Archival systems can be established to store legacy data according to business needs or industry regulation
Data And Email File Management Data is consolidated through a single entry point rather than spread between hard drives, backup disks, and network servers Deduplication processes reduces the data footprint Tiered archival structure keeps critical data easily assessable while legacy data is located on efficient long term storage media Disaster recovery procedures and routines allow for fast system recovery As an example, cloud computing services can be combined to offer a comprehensive email file management system.
How Companies Are Embracing Cloud Computing <ul><li>Small businesses take advantage of the low costs and barriers to entry. </li></ul><ul><li>Larger companies can expand and scale their existing resources. </li></ul><ul><li>Companies of all sizes can utilize IT resources as a service, resetting their focus on core business areas </li></ul>As the paradigm develops and grows, so does the number of clients that embrace this evolution in IT.
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