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#Vmware – Your #Cloud Basics

May 5, 2011

Below information is taken from…VMware – Your Cloud


VMware’s definition of cloud computing is…

An approach to computing that leverages the efficient pooling of on-demand, self-managed virtual infrastructure, consumed as a service. This closely aligns with the National Institute of Standards and Technology’s definition of Cloud Computing, which can be found at: http://csrc.nist.gov/groups/SNS/cloud-computing/ .

A recent CIO study finds that 95% of respondents agree with that definition as well.
Cloud computing provides IT with the ability to respond to business needs. IT innovation fuels greater business agility, and organizations can leverage the cloud’s ever-expandable, self-serviced and always-available infrastructure to speed the delivery and reliability of new and existing applications. What’s more, the efficiency of the cloud can free up funds for service-led innovation.

The pooling of resources allows a private infrastructure or service provider to realize a cost savings from reduction of physical assets like server, storage, and network infrastructure required to deliver applications or services. Reduced infrastructure can lead to reduced power consumption and management costs.

Cloud platforms offer policy-driven self-service characteristics that allow a private infrastructure or service provider to introduce levels of automation that reduce operational costs in delivering IT services, while also allowing standardization, security, and compliance to be more easily implemented and reported on. Cloud consumers, in this scenario, also realize the benefit of obtaining their cloud resources on demand and preventing traditional provisioning delays.

How Important is Virtualisation…

Leading industry analysts, along with 95% of companies who participated in a recent market survey believe virtualization is critical to cloud computing and serves as the foundation and enabler to cloud computing as well as to IT as a Service overall.

What are the Advantages…

The core advantages of cloud computing are the economics of choice and the speed of innovation. It also drives down maintenance and management costs, allowing businesses to redirect saved funds into innovation-centered projects. By allowing IT organizations to anticipate and respond to business needs more quickly and efficiently, cloud computing creates competitive advantage.

Whar are the Business Benefits…

While cost advantages are often an attractive driver for IT organizations to consider cloud, there are far bigger advantages. Business agility is a key factor that shouldn’t be overlooked or underestimated. It improves time to market, customer responsiveness and operational efficiency. Incorporate these benefits when building your business case, and educate your key stakeholders and management.

How do I justify Cloud…

While cost advantages are an immediate driver for IT organizations to consider cloud, there are far bigger advantages. Increased business agility improves time to market, customer responsiveness and operational efficiency. In fact, our survey found that 75% of the respondents consider business agility as the top driver. Incorporate these benefits when building your business case and educate your key stakeholders and management.

That said, IT and business executives are clearly succeeding in making the case for cloud. According to survey respondents, 26% of IT budgets have been allocated to cloud computing in the next 12 months.

VMware - Your Cloud

VMware - Your Cloud

VMware  - Your Cloud Basics

VMware - Your Cloud Basics

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