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Tips For Beginners In Cloud Computing

CIOs can use this guide to understand what they must do to be ready for this initiative.


The cloud is a style of computing where capacity scalable and resilient IT is provided as a service to external clients that users internet technologies.

Cloud computing can help CIOs to improve the creation and delivery of IT solutions, encouraging a style of computing potentially faster and more economically efficient. With cloud computing in public or community, an external provider delivers services to the company. CIOs who use public services in the cloud or in the community can potentially save money by encouraging an environment elastically scalable and variable in pricing. But there are concerns about security, data management, reliability, control and performance. Few CIOs will abandon models based on location. Most models will migrate to private cloud computing in which IT operates as a provider, building data centers and services for internal use. An intense publicity surrounds the topic cloud computing, making it difficult to understand the options and strategies of suppliers.

Factors To Determine Its Willingness

Cloud computing is a complex concept, and maturing rapidly. To minimize confusion and focus your efforts, consider these aspects before initiating an investigation:

  • Understand how the cloud is defined and how it will evolve. Analyze how the cloud will affect the strategy and direction of your business. Identify the risks and potential benefits, beyond the cases and best practices, ideal for exploring cloud computing.
  • Determine when, where, how and why your organization should consume cloud computing services or public communities.
  • Determine what types of cloud services, hardware and software technologies and business models you can apply to create environments for cloud computing facilities.
  • Examine how cloud computing will influence the design and architecture of applications and solutions. Consider when it is appropriate to migrate applications, improve applications or develop new innovative applications to exploit the capabilities of the cloud.

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