Cloud computing has enabled IT to deliver scalable, high-performance, on-demand, always-on business services. These same powerful operating models, and somewhat early adopter technologies, bring both tremendous value and serious consideration to the organization. If the proper time is taken to understand this mix to determine how best to use the cloud to your advantage, your organization can really drive its IT operations to flourish, especially during times of limited
staff and resources.
This whitepaper will provide an overview of cloud computing, identify some challenges and considerations for using the cloud, and will look at how best to manage a combination of physical and virtual systems throughout your infrastructure in order to support your business objectives.
Once this material has been consumed, you should be prepared to leverage the cloud in less than 90 seconds to identify your systems, analyze their patch level, easily apply updates and patches, and assess your environment for OS migrations, power consumption, and other business-oriented IT activities.