Migrating data and applications into the cloud can provide better data access and availability and—depending on the types of services you implement—can deliver added protection, security and reliability for your sensitive and mission critical data. The three key elements of automation, control and integration required to successfully migrate your data, mission critical or otherwise, to the cloud can result in one significant overall benefit–business agility.
The data center platform has had to evolve to accommodate an ever-evolving enterprise. As business needs change, the data center model has had to adapt to great density requirements. Multi-tenant cloud infrastructures have become the norm and even more is being expected from your IT infrastructure.
As cloud computing continues to impact the modern organization, businesses will need to look at how they deploy their IT environment – and where. While the use of the cloud addresses many challenges often faced by IT departments, there are two little known pitfalls of the cloud.
Cloud services have provided a solid alternative for enterprises to consume IT services, but most organisations use a hybrid cloud that combines private infrastructure with specific external cloud services.
According to a recent 2013 Cloud Computing Study by the InfoPro, a services of 451 Research, 60% of the study’s respondents view cloud computing as a natural evolution of IT service delivery and 69% expect their spending to increase in both 2013 and 2014 compared with the prior year.
Organizations want the ability to move data as needed without being constrained by previous architecture decisions. Cisco® Intercloud and the NetApp® cloud data fabric enable customers to confidently choose new cloud partners for their IT journey to the cloud. The combination of Intercloud with the NetApp Data ONTAP® operating system provides the platform for flexibility of choice and security in the cloud.