Cloud Computing: Nine Reasons Enterprises Should Run Their Apps in the Cloud
As an enterprise grows, its IT system needs to grow along with it. In fact, it's optimal for an IT system to stay a few jumps ahead of current production requirements. For many businesses, the idea of outsourcing key applications to a trusted cloud service is beginning to look more and more attractive, as data storage and server hardware/software and I/O needs expand. What does it entail to make the jump from a safe, fairly predictable local data center environment to an outsourced service provider with a data center or colocation center that's somewhere in the world? Sajai Krishnan, a 30-year storage veteran who started up cloud infrastructure provider ParaScale last year, has definite ideas about this subject. He shares his insight here with eWEEK readers.