Cloud Computing for the Globally Integrated Business
All of IT faces the same fact of life, more data, less budget to manage growth in IT. So, what to do, what to do? Cloud of course. A compelling business case for the cloud comes as a result of increased operating efficiencies, lower energy costs, and increased productivity for the workforce offered to every level of the extended organization.
Building a globally integrated enterprise depends on automated process. Cloud computing gives needed efficiency; it gives the data center the ability to support the line of business in a manner that enhances collaborative effort. Large and mid-size businesses can become globally integrated with a presence in many countries using cloud computing. Cloud computing provides an organization with competitive advantage across different regional segments. The globally integrated enterprise is able to operate efficiently for marketing, sales, online presence, logistics, supply chain, local distribution, channel initiatives, and for back end systems.
We all love cloud computing because the cloud provides access to shared information in a secure and reliable manner. Services go to people from social media, from work, and from government more efficiently and less expensively than has hitherto been possible.
Cloud based services facilitate access to information in an intuitive manner; they encourage the use of analytics to make sense of data, turning it into useful information. Platforms in the cloud provide foundations supporting test and development, and information collection and presentation.
I myself have been interested in the technology, cloud makes it possible to consolidate thousands of servers onto larger virtualized servers or System z mainframes. Fit to purpose technology, tuned to the task — managers can decide what platform is best for a certain workload or set of workloads. Software runs on any platform, manages processor intensive workloads, manages homogeneous workloads, manages processor intensive jobs. And I will be passing along some insights from some IBM cloud experts, as they continue to grow their enterprise cloud capabilities, most recently showcased on October 12 . https://events.unisfair.com/rt/ibm~cloudlaunch Next up after that is some discussion of Infrastructure as a Service and Software a a Service. Come back often and stay well-informed about cloud computing, application servers, and x86