PowerBuilder Session at Cloud Expo
Doing more with less is a familiar refrain for IT professionals, and today's
challenging business environment has only increased the pressure on managers
to achieve efficiencies, maximize performance and improve responsiveness of
the data center. More and more frequently, IT is turning to virtualization to
accomplish its mission-critical goals.
The hot new trend in cloud computing is a natural extension of this drive
toward virtualization. In the case of the public cloud, IT can add processing
power and infrastructure as needed, and in the case of the private cloud, IT
can improve the utilization of existing infrastructure. In other words, cloud
computing platforms offer IT the opportunity to increase efficiencies and
become more agile, transforming the data center into an environment that
delivers greater benefits to end-users.
Describing today's enterprise IT environment as "complex" would be a gross
understatement all things considered. The intricate model needed to support
day-to-day business operations boggles the mind, with much of the complexity
attributed to evolving applications, and the way people use data.
Today, managing geographically-distributed data is considered the norm and is
no longer treated as an exception. The volumes of data needed have increased
as well, often having to come from other systems and in real-time. Data
access is increasingly event-based for reasons of efficiency and s... (more)