Executive's Guide to Cloud Computing by Eric A. Marks

By Eric A. Marks

Your association can retailer and thrive within the cloud with this primary non-technical consultant to cloud computing for company leaders

In lower than a decade Google, Amazon, and Salesforce.com went from unknown rules to powerhouse furnishings within the monetary panorama; in even much less time choices comparable to Linkedin, Youtube, fb, Twitter and so on additionally carved out very important roles; in under 5 years Apple's iTunes grew to become the biggest track save in North the USA.

all of them percentage one key strategic choice – each one of those agencies selected to harness the facility of cloud computing to energy their drives to dominance. With roots in supercomputing and plenty of different technical disciplines, cloud computing is ushering in a wholly new financial truth – technology-enabled companies outfitted on comparatively cheap, versatile, and unlimited technical infrastructures.

The Executive's advisor to Cloud Computing unearths how one can practice the ability of cloud computing all through what you are promoting, giving individuals of the C-suite a close examine:

  • Why cloud computing needs to be a best precedence in your company's IT roadmaps
  • How the force for scale, reduce bills and larger agility is making cloud computing a economic and technological valuable
  • The courting among cloud computing and different appropriate IT tasks
  • The strategic implications of cloud computing for the firm
  • Where to start and the way to start integrating cloud computing into your present operations

you can now harness cloud computing's power on your association. Executive's advisor to Cloud Computing exhibits you ways.

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To put that in perspective, that is about 400% faster than the internal bus connections9 (the key internal connectivity within server computers) of the typical big servers of the early 1980s. Also as you are reading this, a 10 Mbps wired connection for the home or office will average less than $50 per month in the United States, and even less than that in many parts of the world. Mainstream mobile wireless (for those ubiquitous ‘‘slab of glass’’ mobile devices that make accessing all these services so pleasant) speeds will be closer to 7 Mbps, at the cost of only a modest part of the typical monthly cell phone budget.

Nothing in cloud computing has any potential to repeal the laws of physics—the speed of light remains the speed of light—so consequently delays in transmitting data (known in geek speak as latency) can become a real problem in delivering a quality service. That is why a sophisticated cloud strategy takes into account physical location, and provides controllable, relatively transparent mechanisms for staging data closer to where it is needed. In any case, the bottom line is that while in one sense cloudbased services are inherently global, in another sense the best will know how to make informed decisions to minimize the negative impacts of geographic distance.

6. Some claim actual location independence, but this is unrealistic as it ignores the technical realities that stem from the laws of physics. The delays that stem from distance will always lead to a need to consider location, at least for many applications. 7. That Southwest faces challenges is primarily due to other factors, including some that derive from its very success. Of course, a full discussion of their circumstances is outside the scope of this book. 8. Charrington, ‘‘Cloud Computing for Government Featuring Federal Express,’’ CloudPulse Blog, August 12, 2009.

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