Jan 28, 2013
Leveraging the Cloud in Your Company's App Strategy
Cloud computing: it’s the latest buzzword, and every vendor seems to be offering some kind of cloud solution ranging from software-as-a-service (SaaS) offerings to infrastructure plays such as virtualization, storage, application development and deployment, email/collaboration, and disaster recovery. But what does it really mean? Should you be hopping on the bandwagon, too? Cloud computing is essentially a way to share and utilize IT resources more efficiently. Enterprises can gain many benefits from leveraging cloud capabilities such as:
- More flexibility: Companies can scale up or down depending on the needs of the business without increasing capital expenditures for physical infrastructure.
- Better utilization: Eliminate the common problem of low utilization due to the traditional siloed approach to capacity – with the cloud’s shared resource approach, capacity is always optimally utilized.
- Speed: Companies can act more quickly once the need for extensive hardware purchasing cycles is removed. For example, time to market for new product launches can be reduced significantly.