Cloud in a Box, Please.

by Tom Carroll

I recently attended Summit on Dynamic Infrastructure offered by a vendor. This vendor is large and sells all the pieces to offer a turnkey, on premises Cloud computing solution, but they don’t. They could package the hardware, storage, software and services to offer a complete turnkey cloud solution. In my role at my current employer I see value in offering Cloud services to my internal customers and the ability to stand-up a working computing environment to support research and development is valuable. The drawback with 3rd party cloud services is tied directly to the type of data to be placed into the cloud. The more private or proprietary the data the less likely the data will be moved into the cloud until cloud security has been proven and accepted.