If you find yourself chafing against the limitations (and risks) of public clouds, it’s probably worth a moment of your time to stick around and find out about what I call shaping your own Cloud.
By shaping your own Cloud, you’ll get …
- Modest cost — because you’re accessing pooled resources, but only the resources you need (on demand) when you need them (measured service),
- Rapid, elastic provisioning of those resources — because they reside on a sophisticated infrastructure designed to automate configuration and provide broad network access,
- The ability to customize the precise capabilities you need so you get the Cloud services you want how you want them – including ways that enable you to keep using and deriving value from your existing systems and applications, and
- The power to choose and even combine Cloud deployment options, to ensure your IT environment is as efficient, productive, and affordable as possible.
- Local Cloud services can be deployed on your premises or hosted on a secure, dedicated (non-shared) single-tenant infrastructure,
- Remote Cloud services, a multi-tenant deployment in a secure unified virtual architecture, use trusted logical separation and private or VPN connectivity to protect your services, data, and communications, and/or
- Hybrid Cloud services, a massive multi-tenant, Internet-based deployment, are designed for discrete non-core applications.
Next time, I’ll explain just how far it’s possible to take Shape-Your-Own Cloud customization.