Cloud Hosting Identifying the Essential Elements
Cloud Hosting Identifying the Essential Elements Cloud hosting remains a hot topic and companies are trying to separate marketing hype from reality Cloud hosting is basically applications and data residing in a virtual network instead of computer Virtual networks allow you to access your applications and data from any location at any time and through any device Because the “cloud” has become the latest buzz, companies need to carefully analyze available offerings and compare them to their requirements
Cloud Hosting Identifying the Essential Elements The Essentials of Cloud Hosting All cloud solutions should have five critical characteristics. According to National Institute of Standards and Technologies (NIST), required attributes include • On-demand self-service – the mainstay of cloud hosting. Applications and data can be used any time and from any location as needs dictate • Broad network access – the ability to access the services you need from any device • Resource pooling – allows multiple users to share computing resources • Maximum agility – companies can deploy resources as needed. You can scale up or down easily and economically • Measured service – you only pay for what you use
Cloud Hosting Identifying the Essential Elements All characteristics has the ability to lower capital and operating costs, improve productivity and enhance a company’s responsiveness Allows IT operations to match supply and demand quickly and easily Gartner, Inc., a well respected industry research company estimates the market for public cloud infrastructure services will grow to $9.95B by 2013 CyrusOne offers an enablement platform for cloud called “Sky for the Cloud”, which is designed for optimizing Power Usage Effectiveness (PUE) and enabling fast interconnection to an ecosystem of business partners, content providers, networks, carriers, Internet service providers and Ethernet buyers and sellers “Sky for the Cloud” includes peering within a single location to more quickly and affordably putt content from the edge of the Internet to the heart of data center
About the author Nicole Aguillard is marketing director for CyrusOne, a global enterprise colocation provider operating 23 highly secure data centers across the United States, London and Singapore. Learn more about Cloud Hosting by visiting http://www.cyrusone.com/.