The Transition From Virtual Environment To Private Cloud
August 12, 2010
Expense management provider, Concur Technologies is eying how to achieve end-to-end automation for server builds and deployment. According to this Network World profile, with private, hybrid and public cloud computing in mind, Concur is carefully pulling together the building blocks it'll need for a strong architectural foundation.
"Like a growing number of enterprise IT executives, Craig Baughn, vice president of hosting operations at Concur Technologies, a corporate travel and expense management company in Redmond, Wash., is carefully studying how to transition from a virtual environment to a private cloud.
"Concur's commitment over the last three years to implement IT Infrastructure Library (ITIL) processes and automation will prove invaluable as the company makes the move to a private cloud, and beyond, he says.
"'We have one foot over the threshold from virtualization to private cloud, but we haven't shifted the weight yet into that room,' Baughn described in a recent interview. 'We're at that point where we're about to shift that weight forward and enter the room fully.'