Private cloud or virtualization? Why would you need a private cloud? If you only know the time and resource investment that’s required to transforming your data center into a private cloud, you might not even want to embark on that project. Yet, there are certain organizations that are better served by adopting this new data [...]
The majority of IT professionals are pretty well aware of the potential (and projected) benefits of public cloud storage. Cloud services offer attractive scalability of resources, competitive pricing, pay-per-use pricing models, reduced administration and render data accessible from anywhere. Furthermore, public cloud storage eliminates capital investments for servers and storage. IT professionals are freed from [...]
The article compares and contrasts cloud computing and grid computing. Grid computing appeared in the late 1990s to describe technologies that allow users to access computing power on demand. Cloud computing is based on grid computing, and allows users to access shared servers, which distribute resources, software and data on demand.