Cloud Computing: The Foundation for Cloud Services

By ServerWatch Staff (Send Email)
Posted Jul 12, 2010


IDC believes it is important to clearly differentiate between cloud computing and cloud services: cloud computing is the IT foundation for enabling cloud services. In this ITP.net report, IDC discusses the more controversial realities facing IT professionals as the push for the cloud continues.


In this article IDC discusses the more controversial realities facing IT professionals as the push for the cloud continues.

"IDC research shows that concerns about security, availability, performance, the cost of an on-demand payment module, the lack of interoperability and integration, and the inability to customize are some of the major question marks currently surrounding cloud adoption.

"However, benefits such as pay-for-use, faster deployment, monthly payment, the standardization of systems and, tellingly, lower IT costs and a reduction in IT staff are making the shift to the cloud very appealing for many organizations, particularly given the current economic climate.

"One feature of the cloud that makes it so appealing is the high degree of virtualization used in these environments, resulting in higher levels of automation that, by its very nature, should reduce the need for in-house staff."

Read the Full "Cloud of Controversy" Story at ITP.net

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