In this downloadable guide we take a step back from the technology to look at the bigger picture, and examine how cloud helps the modern business.
As a colocation provider for many years, 1st Easy can see both the benefits and pitfalls of colocation, as well as the benefits (and pitfalls) of new cloud technologies.
To summarise our experience in this area, colocation has fulfilled a purpose for many years during the commercial growth years at the beginning of this century, as existing in-house data centres filled, combined with the introduction of online applications reliant on the internet. The overflow benefits of colocation, combined with the big internet pipes in such data centres, out-weighed the pitfalls of colocation such as long contractual terms, continually increasing power costs, poor control of services by each customer and a lack of transparency and control over services.
Cloud computing comes in many forms and definitions are wide ranging. It is, however, a far more important and strategic seed change in IT that should (and probably will at some stage) become integral to how your business performs and competes over the next decade. Again, trying to keep this brief, VMware Cloud Computing takes the physical data centre (colocation) and converts it to a software solution, with incredible benefits around IT agility, security and accountability. These improvements in agility propagate throughout a business, generating improved business agility and allowing organisations to be more responsive, reactive to market change, speed up projects, improve user accountability of IT resources, and to establish what is working, and what is not. I encourage you to download the document below and find out more about this new trend in IT.
Stephen Bell, Director 1st Easy Limited
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