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Cloud Computing: Know the Risks and Rewards

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The adoption of cloud technology is increasing in both the personal and business technology sectors. One of its biggest draws is its ease of use and ability to seamlessly store information on multiple devices for a lower overall cost. But like all new technology, along with the rewards, come the risks associated with operating applications and storing data in the cloud. These risks are especially critical for businesses and government entities.

 

Cloud Computing Risks and Rewards

 

The slideshow presentation from our recent Technology Leadership Event on Cloud Computing provides important insights into cloud solution options, security and cost considerations, and identifies key issues to consider when evaluating the move to cloud computing, including:

  • Key elements of a cloud solution and the public / private / hybrid options
  • Building Your Own Private Cloud: When does it make sense?
  • Which applications and data can move to cloud? Which applications should not?

Further Reading

Private Cloud Transformation Road Map
This cloud computing strategy brief presents a virtualization and private-cloud-centric model for IT value transformation. It combines key findings from several primary research studies into a three-stage road map.

VMware and Cloud Computing
An outline of VMware's approach to cloud computing. This document includes a checklist to help determine if you're really ready to move some of your business applications to the cloud.