Easing the Way to Enterprise Private Cloud
While the technological underpinnings of cloud computing have been available for years, the evolution of standardized IT solutions has helped cloud to benefit far more organizations and individuals than ever before. But at the same time, concerns about public cloud security and management methodologies and the inherent complexity of deployment are inhibiting the uptake of cloud by many of the organizations that would benefit from it the most.
We believe those issues could be addressed and adoption accelerated by the development of what amounts to an “easy button” for creating and deploying on-premises private cloud infrastructures. The tools and technologies for instituting such solutions certainly exist, and are bolstered by cloud services like those offered by ElasticBox, GigaSpaces, Cloudify, Intigua and Redapt. Plus, the continuing evolution of core foundational microprocessors and related technologies is central to the current and future success of enterprise private clouds.
That’s where efforts of Intel and its OEM/ODM clients come in. In essence, the company is developing the tools and technologies that server manufacturers and systems vendors need to create innovative standardized cloud solutions. But Intel is also extending its efforts beyond those constituencies to create cloud-related best practices and guidelines that benefit cloud-minded enterprise customers and developers and open source communities.
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NOTE: This column was originally published in the Pund-IT Review.