Revolution not Evolution: How Cloud Computing Differs from Traditional IT and Why it Matters

Revolution not Evolution: How Cloud Computing Differs from Traditional IT and Why it Matters

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Cloud Computing is a revolution that will define IT in the second decade of the 21st Century. This new form of computing is perfectly poised to provide solutions to a host of business problems within organizations large and small.

Cloud Computing will be the catalyst for the long predicted notion of “ubiquitous computing”, enabling this revolution through a number of means including:

  • Virtualization - The ability to increase computing efficiency
  • Democratization of Computing - Bringing enterprise scale infrastructure to small and medium businesses
  • Scalability and fast provisioning - Bringing web scale IT at a rapid pace
  • Commoditization of infrastructure - Enabling IT to focus on the strategic aspects of its role

This paper details the revolution that Cloud Computing is bringing to IT and contrasts the new IT approach from traditional approaches. Read now to learn more!

Vendor:
Rackspace Hosting
Posted:
24 Jan 2011
Published:
24 Jan 2011
Format:
PDF
Length:
19 Page(s)
Type:
White Paper
Language:
English
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