Saturday, 17 March 2012

implement cloud computing

Cloud computing is seemingly everywhere these days. Since rising to prominence during the past several years, the technology has grown from a little-known novelty to an over-hyped revolution in enterprise IT. Now it stands on the doorstep of mainstream adoption.

                        Companies everywhere are flocking to migrate services to the cloud to leverage its cost-effectiveness, flexibility and ability to increase the efficiency of enterprise IT. However, making such a move is not always easy.

Adopting cloud computing services is a process that you  must be carefully plan and execut it in order for an organization to experience the good possible return on investment and use of the technology. Below are a few steps that all companies must take along the way.
1. Recognize the need for integration solutions
While the technology may be different, the process for implementing cloud-based applications into the rest of the business remains unchanged. The need for business integration solutions may actually be more important now than ever.
Through A2A integration processes, companies can ensure that cloud-based apps are effectively deployed alongside on-premise, legacy systems, as well as other hosted services. Doing so will avoid the dreaded silo, where an application is left out on its own, unable to communicate or transfer data.
2. Identify areas to migrate
Not all areas of a business should be migrated to a cloud computing service. Whether for compliance reasons or data security concerns – still the largest roadblock to many company's adoption of the technology – some systems are best left on premise. That's true, at least, for the time being.
So any move to the cloud will begin by identifying which areas of the organization can be migrated. According to recent research conducted by Techaisle, many companies have chosen to migrate email, data storage and industry-specific applications to a cloud-based model.
Individual companies have specific needs and expectations for the cloud, and it's up to them to decide what will work best.
3. Focus on data security
The security of cloud computing solutions continues to worry chief information officers the world over. However, vendors and proponents of the cloud – including former federal CIO Vivek Kundra – have said the notion of the cloud being an insecure technology is overblown.
In fact, other experts have conceded that the level of protection provided by cloud vendors and their products far surpasses what a company is generally capable of providing for itself.
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