Everyone, it seems, is talking about the cloud. This white paper is one of a series that aims to move beyond the hype that currently surrounds the cloud. This paper looks at the role the cloud plays in making networked IT more efficient.
It will help CIOs make decisions about their use of the cloud by first looking back at the past.
It draws together a brief history of the cloud, focusing on its ability to make operations more efficient.
It uses this historical perspective look at the hype that has surrounded the cloud in recent years, and takes a clear look at what efficiencies the cloud can actually deliver for an enterprise.
The paper explores virtualisation, as the virtualised data centre is a central plank in the enterprise cloud services model. Critically, it takes a step by step look at the decision-making process a CIO must use when considering how their enterprise can harness the efficiency benefits the cloud has to offer.
This BT white paper includes:
• From ‘the grid’ to ‘the cloud’
• Cloud services
• Virtualisation for the date centre