With so many variations in cloud computing, how do you decide which one is right for you?
Tech4Biz | 15 Jun 2012 :
The permutations around cloud computing are many and varied. Organisations can create private cloud on their own hardware and contain it entirely in house. They can also employ the infrastructure as a service model and simply create a virtual private network on a provider's infrastructure and simply administer it from their own network.
Another popular model at the moment is for an organisation to have a complete hosted solution with a provider, mirrored on premise with another service provider looking after support.
Still others have gone for platform as a service and simply put their line of business applications onto the likes of Amazon's ECS or Microsoft's Azure, and enjoyed the benefits of near limitless scalability, while reducing costs and management overheads.
Whether public, private, hybrid, hosted or even co-located with hot back-up, the cloud you choose should be determined by your usage model and your compliance obligations. However, even with these determining factors identified, it is not always easy to see how the various options can come together to form the cloud that is right for your organisation. With the recent announcements from Citrix around its CloudBridge offerings that will allow one click cloud bridging to a range of popular public cloud service providers, the options are only increasing.
To address these issues, the second in the series of TechFire events by ComputerScope will look at which cloud is right for your organisation, public, private or hybrid. Vincent in't Veld from carrier neutral data centre provider Interxion will present the results of a European Cloud Survey to highlight attitudes and adoption, showing how the European region is adapting and employing cloud technologies in enterprise, while Brian Larkin, operations director, Digital Planet, will discuss the potential of the cloud, framed within its core components covering, security, data protection, performance, scalability and control.
User experiences will be presented from the Irish Stock Exchange and G4S Security Solutions Ireland, with an open panel discussion as well as a one to one opportunity with all expertise.
Taking place on Tuesday 19 June at the Gibson Hotel, Dublin, TechFire II will ensure that you have the information and the expertise needed to decide which cloud is right for your organisation.
The TechFire events are free but registration is required.