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Reportlinker Adds Cloud Computing Fundamentals
Oct 05, 2010 (02:10 PM EDT)


NEW YORK, Oct. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportlinker.com announces that a new market research report is available in its catalogue:

Cloud computing fundamentals

http://www.reportlinker.com/p0306286/Cloud-computing-fundamentals.html

IT is a fashion industry, and cloud computing is the new black. Currently at the height of its hype, it will suffer a backlash before becoming fully mainstream and established, by which time a new phrase will have captured the imagination of IT pundits.

Some fashions are longer lasting than others. Cloud computing as a term may have a use-by date, but the technical, operational, and commercial innovations behind it are here to stay. Cloud computing is a real innovation in the logic of how IT is sourced and managed and how services are delivered, and its use will grow steadily over the next 12 months. It is no longer a question of whether or not enterprises will use cloud computing, they already are. However, it is still early days for both suppliers and users, many of which have yet to figure out how to take advantage of the various elements of cloud computing. There are plenty of early-adopter benefits to be gained, despite the variety of challenges that cloud computing puts in their way. Taking advantage of the new capabilities of cloud computing requires a change of mindset and the learning of new skills, both of which are better done on the basis of practical experience than academic discussion. Getting hands-on with the cloud is the best way to understand its strengths and weaknesses and its impact.

SUMMARY

Definition

Impact

Ovum view

Key messages

BUSINESS IMPACT

Cloud computing

Overview

Benefits

Private clouds

Overview

Benefits

Public clouds

Overview

Benefits

IaaS public clouds

Overview

Benefits

PaaS public clouds

Overview

Benefits

SaaS public clouds

Overview

Benefits

Hybrid clouds

Overview

Benefits

SELECTION CRITERIA

Cloud computing

Private clouds

Public clouds

IaaS public clouds

PaaS public clouds

SaaS public clouds

Hybrid clouds

SOLUTION MATURITY

Cloud computing

Private clouds

Public clouds

IaaS public clouds

PaaS public clouds

SaaS public clouds

Hybrid clouds

DEPLOYMENT AND MANAGEMENT CONSIDERATIONS

Cloud computing

Private clouds

Public clouds

IaaS public clouds

PaaS public clouds

SaaS public clouds

Hybrid clouds

RECOMMENDATIONS

Recommendations for enterprises

Be specific

Consider whether you are ready for cloud computing, not just whether cloud computing is ready for you

Adopt a holistic approach to public, private, and hybrid clouds

Take your time, but start now

Head up, take stock, and create your own recipes

Look at cloud computing with a fresh eye

Cloud computing will make IT more complex

Public clouds can reduce costs but need to be scrutinized

Practicality is more important than lower costs

Always have a "plan B"

Recommendations for vendors

Weave cloud computing into your strategy

Adopt lock-in risk-mitigation strategies

Focus on why customers should rather than can

Improve and diversify SLAs

Be transparent and proactive

Help enterprises make the right technology and design choices

Help users' governance efforts

APPENDIX

Methodology

Ask the analyst

Further reading

List of Figures

Figure 1: Cloud computing: slow-moving convergence

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