Cloud Computing: Nine Reasons Enterprises Should Run Their Apps in the Cloud

By Chris Preimesberger  |  Posted 2010-02-26 Print this article Print
Nine Reasons Enterprises Should Run Their Apps in the Cloud

Nine Reasons Enterprises Should Run Their Apps in the Cloud

by Chris Preimesberger
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.
Chris Preimesberger Chris Preimesberger was named Editor-in-Chief of Features & Analysis at eWEEK in November 2011. Previously he served eWEEK as Senior Writer, covering a range of IT sectors that include data center systems, cloud computing, storage, virtualization, green IT, e-discovery and IT governance. His blog, Storage Station, is considered a go-to information source. Chris won a national Folio Award for magazine writing in November 2011 for a cover story on and CEO-founder Marc Benioff, and he has served as a judge for the SIIA Codie Awards since 2005. In previous IT journalism, Chris was a founding editor of both IT Manager's Journal and and was managing editor of Software Development magazine. His diverse resume also includes: sportswriter for the Los Angeles Daily News, covering NCAA and NBA basketball, television critic for the Palo Alto Times Tribune, and Sports Information Director at Stanford University. He has served as a correspondent for The Associated Press, covering Stanford and NCAA tournament basketball, since 1983. He has covered a number of major events, including the 1984 Democratic National Convention, a Presidential press conference at the White House in 1993, the Emmy Awards (three times), two Rose Bowls, the Fiesta Bowl, several NCAA men's and women's basketball tournaments, a Formula One Grand Prix auto race, a heavyweight boxing championship bout (Ali vs. Spinks, 1978), and the 1985 Super Bowl. A 1975 graduate of Pepperdine University in Malibu, Calif., Chris has won more than a dozen regional and national awards for his work. He and his wife, Rebecca, have four children and reside in Redwood City, Calif.Follow on Twitter: editingwhiz

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