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Enterprise Ready Rapid Delivery Platform for the Cloud

Sriram Chakravarthy and Mala Ramakrishnan
Sunday, August 9, 2009
Sriram Chakravarthy and Mala Ramakrishnan
Cloud computing is like that pot of gold at the end of the rainbow for IT. The potential for solving day-today problems in IT is very enticing, yet so hard to achieve due to so many unknowns. The promise of cloud computing brings with it increased IT efficiency, reduced capital expenditure and lowered barrier to entry while providing scalability with infinite computing power. The issues, on the other hand, are numerous. Three of the biggest questions that need to be addressed when making a decision to migrate to the cloud include:

* How do you build your application to leverage the underlying computing resources by auto-scaling, auto-healing and auto-provisioning?
* How do you address the increased need for security and governance as the application extends its footprint outside the boundaries of the enterprise?
* What about the development cycle of the application on the cloud, do personnel need training or do you need to hire different experts?

An enterprise ready cloud platform built with a focus on rapid delivery helps address these three issues and more. The following article delves into how to evaluate cloud platforms when moving your enterprise applications to the cloud. The right cloud platform helps ground your IT infrastructure by leveraging all the advantages of cloud computing and making that pot of gold at the end of the rainbow a reality.

The Promise of the Cloud
Cloud computing holds the potential to solve a host of IT problems that are traditionally solved by throwing more money and resources at them. By allowing massive computing power to be available on demand and on a pay-per-use model, IT can now:

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