Cloud computing, especially Private PaaS is still maturing and going through its formative years, but it’s not so embryonic that you can’t have a good business conversation about it. You know any business proposition is maturing when you can have a conversation about return on investment, and customers can openly talk about their experience and benefits in the public domain.
Cloud computing and Private PaaS come into focus only when you think about what IT always needs: a way to increase capacity or add capabilities on the fly without investing in new infrastructure, training new personnel, or licensing new software. Being able to make changes in the moment and have the agility to adjust to problems as they occur is why there shouldn’t just be conversations around cloud and Private PaaS, but also corporations trying to incorporate it into their business plan.
To give an example of how the private cloud can help improve a business, QUALCOMM recently said that they “Lowered Capital Costs by 50%,” reduced infrastructure requirements by optimizing the use of resources and eliminated the need for redundant systems to support high availability and disaster recovery requirements. Conversations about the cloud are not just for talk because companies can really benefit from what it has to offer. [Read more...]