Infrastructure (IaaS) cloud deployment strategies

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  • shadow IT (shadow information technology)

    Shadow IT is hardware or software that is not supported by an organization's IT department.  The term often carries a negative connotation because it implies the IT department has not approved the technology or doesn’t even know that employees are us... 

  • G-cloud (government cloud)

    G-Cloud, or Government Cloud Computing, is a U.K. government program aiming for government-wide adoption of cloud computing. 

  • Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS)

    Infrastructure as a Service is a provision model in which an organization outsources the equipment used to support operations, including storage, hardware, servers and networking components. The service provider owns the equipment and is responsible ... 

  • public cloud

    A public cloud is one based on the standard cloud computing model, in which a service provider makes resources, such as applications and storage, available to the general public over the Internet. Public cloud services may be free or offered on a pay... 

About Infrastructure (IaaS) cloud deployment strategies

When embarking on public cloud, enterprises must have a solid Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) cloud deployment strategy in order to ensure cloud-based applications meet financial expectations as well as security, compliance, governance and availability requirements. IaaS cloud has several advantages, including flexibility, scalability, automated provisioning and de-provisioning of resources on-demand and a pay-per-use model. However, certain disadvantages can plague businesses that enter into cloud without a clear strategy. This topic offers the latest news, tips and guidance on Infrastructure as a Service deployment strategies.