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This article is part of the October 2010, Vol. 27 issue of Choosing the best storage network for virtualization
Cloud computing offers the promise of inexpensive, flexible infrastructure that can be created, dismantled, reconfigured, grown and shrunk on demand. But not all applications are designed for cloud architectures. In this tip, you will learn the characteristics of an application's design that can determine whether it is well-suited for cloud computing. For the purposes of this document, we'll focus on using a public cloud, as defined by the National Institute of Standards and Technology: The cloud infrastructure is made available to the general public or a large industry group and is owned by an organization selling cloud services. Most companies and organizations that investigate using the cloud are driven by the desire to reduce costs or provide dynamic scalability. To make a successful deployment or migration to the cloud, the following five characteristics of an application are critical: 1. Licensing First, you need to think about licensing. It is likely that your application is made up of many different components, most of which have some type of ... Access >>>
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