The Cloud. It means so many things to many people. What it boils down to is that adopting a cloud strategy will enable your over-worked and under-staffed IT department to become a competitive enabler for your business. The Cloud enables you to increase computing, storage and backup capacity, create new applications, and migrate legacy IT workloads, all on the fly and in real time, without requiring you to invest in new hardware or license new software.
Still confused? It's simple. The Cloud is about paying only for the computing resources you need and having the freedom of choice to do so.
60% of the 990 enterprises surveyed by 451 Research have Hybrid clouds that comprised of an on-premise private cloud and a hosted private cloud. The path to a Hybrid is with a Private Cloud.
1. eBusiness Hosting 2. Application Testing and Development 3. Customer-facing Enterprise Applications 4. Cloud-native Applications 5. Back-office Enterprise Applications