W H A T I S
A model for enabling convenient, on demand network access to a shared pool of configurable computing
resources (e.g. networks, servers, storage, applications and services) that can be rapidly provisioned and
released with minimal management effort or service provider interaction. NIST is implying the economies of
scale that go with cloud computing when it refers to a pool of configurable resources.
As defined by the National Institute of Standards and Technology
CLOUD COMPUTING IS
OFTEN REFERRED TO
AS A TECHNOLOGY
However, it is actually a significant shift in the
business and economic models for provisioning and
consuming information technology (IT) that can lead
to significant cost savings.
This cost savings is realized through the use of
significant pooling of “configurable computing
resources” or resource pooling.
Resource pooling is the ability of a cloud to serve
multiple customers using a multi-tenant, model with
different physical and virtual resources dynamically
assigned and reassigned according to demand.
That cloud computing can lead to
approximately 30 percent savings
in IT resources, and that cloud
deployments delivered a greater
investment return with shorter payback
periods when compared to traditional
on-premise delivery options.
CLOUD COMPUTING PROVIDES
SOME STRONG BENEFITS AND
Selecting a public, private, hybrid or community cloud
implementation will depend on a customer’s specifics
application, performance, security and compliance
requirements. Proper cloud deployment can provide significant
savings, better IT services and a higher level of reliability.
Benefits at a Glance: Lower Cost / Cap-Ex Free Computing / Deploy Projects
Faster – Faster innovation / Scale as Needed / Lower Maintenance / Resiliency
Since cloud computing pools all of the computing
resources that can be distributed to applications as
needed, it delivers better efficiency and utilization of
the entire shared infrastructure.
This leads to lower cost for power and facilities due
to the smaller footprint.
A public cloud delivers a better cash flow by
eliminating the capital expense associated with
building and updating server infrastructure.
DEPLOY PROJECTS FASTER
Because servers can be brought up & repurposed in a
matter of minutes, the time to deploy a new
application drops dramatically with cloud computing.
Rather than installing and networking a new
hardware server, the new server can be provisioned
and imaged through a self-server control console. Or
better yet with a private cloud, your service provider
can provision a new server with a single call or
The mechanism also allows you to foster innovation
by allowing you to try new configurations quickly and
easily without waiting and paying for each new
As your applications grow, you can add storage, RAM,
and CPU capacity as needed.
Then means you can buy “just enough” and scale as
the application demands grow, in the end, the
customer is only paying for what they use and the
level of service they request.
Because cloud computing uses less physical
resources, there is less hardware to power and
With an outsourced cloud, you don’t need to keep
server, storage, network, and virtualization experts
on staff full time.
You can get automatic failover between hardware
platforms and disaster recovery services to bring up
your server set in a separate data center should your
primary data center experience an outage.
THE ECONOMIC BENEFIT
OF CLOUD COMPUTING
IS CLEAR & COMPELLING
It is available as a fraction of the cost of traditional IT
services, eliminates upfront capital expenditures and
dramatically reduces administrative burden on IT
Cloud computing is a pay-as-you-go approach to IT
that requires a low initial investment- additional
investment is incurred as systems use increases, and
cost can decrease if usage decreases. In this way,
cash flow better matches total system cost.
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