Security & Compliance Are The Major Considerations For Going To The Cloud
Experts such as Qualys, Equinix and Dome9 will talk about the major trends for Enterprises and present some leading solutions. In order to already get some background information, here are 5 key trends (as presented by ´Smartdata collective´.
October 17, 2011 (Newswire.com) - In Web2Present´s new webinar, as part of the Series on ´Cloud computing´, experts Qualys, Equinix and Dome9 will talk about the major trends for Enterprises and present some leading solutions. In order to already get some background information, here are 5 key trends (as presented by ´Smartdata collective´) you should know about:
More Confusion (Not Less) About What Cloud Computing Represents - We expected the definition of cloud computing to shake itself out by the end of this year. If anything, it seems every speaker has a different definition of cloud computing, and it seems to change each time they speak. Some claim that cloud computing only represents the public cloud utility model and that private cloud computing doesn't count. Others claim that the private cloud is the best fit for most medium and large enterprises that need to meet specific security and compliance requirements.
Public Cloud Computing as a Utility is Gaining Adoption - Although Private Cloud is still the most popular, see point nr. 4, public ones such as Amazon's EC2 is becoming popular for applications that need to spin up servers & shut them down on the fly to take advantage of the flexible pricing. Although programmers and systems architects love it, IT managers find it far too complex and insecure to host their critical enterprise applications.
The Managed Cloud Emerges - As opposed to the public cloud, it appears that managed cloud hosting is appealing to IT managers that want to host their enterprise applications in a secure, managed cloud, due to automatic failover and enterprise-level security options.
Enterprises Adopting Private Clouds - The Yankee Group reports that 67% of medium and large enterprises still prefer private clouds when it comes to cloud computing. Security & compliance are the major drivers. Specifically in the webinar on October 19th experts Qualys, Equinix and Dome9 will explain the benefits and available solutions.
The Cloud Delivers a Sea Change for Disaster Recovery - Virtualization changes the face of disaster recovery by eliminating the hardware dependencies and capturing the entire operating server in a software bundle. That software bundle (the virtual server) is then easily transmitted offsite into a separate cloud where it can be quickly loaded and turned operational in the case of a disaster declaration. This changes the trade-off curve for Recovery Time Objective (RTO) versus cost. Cloud computing delivers faster recovery times at a much lower cost than traditional disaster recovery approaches.
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