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What Cloud Computing Means to You: Efficiency, Flexibility, Cost Savings

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Cloud computing is being heralded as the Next Big Thing in IT infrastructure, promising new levels of efficiency, flexibility and cost savings-particularly in the area of outsourced hosting, also known as infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS). But because cloud computing is at the early stages of what Gartner calls the "hype cycle," there is widespread confusion about what the term actually means, not to mention questions about how this new technology can deliver practical business benefits. The fact is, cloud computing has real value right now. This paper will explain how it works in the context of evolving technology trends and how, through emerging IT outsourcing models, cloud computing can function as an extension of a company's existing infrastructure, with enterprise-class features like redundancy, high availability and disaster recovery (fail-over) provided at a substantially lower cost than on-premises approaches.

Tags : hosting.com, cloud, computing, enterprise application, uptime, iaas, gartner, hype cycle, it infrastructure


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Published:  Mar 20, 2009
Length:  5
Type:  White Paper