Most IT departments have heard cloud this or cloud that plenty of times, from the latest tech news to upper management thinking it's a great buzzword. The cloud is more than just the latest technology fad, however. Gartner's cloud computing report indicates that 30% of the Global 1000 businesses are predicted to use at least two cloud services by 2014. Currently that number sits at 5%. Many elements of your IT infrastructure can be sent to the cloud, from your email servers to your entire network. The question is, why should you consider taking mission critical elements, such as your MySQL databases, to the cloud?
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Dell will offer public IaaS through partner companies rather than its own public cloud, according to an IT World article of May 20, 2013. It’s one of the first prominent providers which has decided to free itself of public cloud service offerings. It’s dropping both Openware and VM investments. Best in class partner offerings will replace IaaS multi-tenant services. Partners ZeroLag, Joyent and ScaleMatrix will take over this cloud function on behalf of Dell. Here are four reasons why Dell has taken this surprising step:
Worldwide, IT departments are being forced to do more with less, creating extreme pressure on legacy in-house hardware and software systems – all of which often needed to be maintained and supported on a 24/7 basis by over-burdened IT administrators and associated programming staff.
This issue extends into local government, including the UK, where authorities are operating on reduced budgets while striving to improve citizen services. In this area IT leaders are faced with massive amounts of offline paperwork and complex workflow environments, which limit their ability to respond effectively in other areas.