A Cloud Computing Guide for Data Center Management

By ServerWatch Staff (Send Email)
Posted Aug 25, 2010

AFCOM has announced the release of "Guiding Data Centers to Cloud Computing," a position paper by the Data Center Institute that presents specific concepts and issues that it recommends organizations consider before they begin the transformation to public, private or hybrid cloud computing. According to this news release on Business Wire, the paper is a resource designed to provide information on cloud computing specifically for data center management professionals.

AFCOM has released a new data center guide to help organizations before they begin the transformation to public, private or hybrid cloud computing.

"Tips for Selecting the Right Cloud Provider—Moving to the cloud raises many questions about control, security, legality, power and service. However, definitive service-level agreements, understanding compliance initiatives, physically inspecting the cloud computing infrastructure and developing a specific training plan around cloud computing resources when selecting a cloud provider mitigates these problems.

"Value of Cloud Computing—Beyond operational cost savings, cloud computing offers additional business value, including preserving capital, upsizing and downsizing on-demand, and shifting the risk of handling the computing processing load from the data center owner to the cloud provider.

"Ten Steps for Building an Internal Cloud—Moving to a cloud computing infrastructure requires reviewing a number of issues, such as power, cooling, networking and virtualization. As such, the report offers ten steps to help guide the decision on building an internal cloud—from understanding and defining the business requirements and ROI to physical and logistical challenges."

Read the Full News Release at Business Wire

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