Data Storage: 10 Best Practices for Implementing Cloud Storage
If a large or midsize enterprise isn't already investing in some sort of cloud component or service in its IT system, then one can bet that, at the very least, this topic is being discussed at the highest levels of decision-making. Why? Cloud computing, also known as computing services provided on demand and on a subscription basis, makes sense in ways that help businesses carry out their missions more efficiently and reliably while saving capital expense costs. That's why clouds are so attractive. However, because of this explosion in cloud interest, the real future profits may belong to those companies that provide cloud services and those that have good tools and hardware to build them. In a conversation with eWEEK, Bruce Kornfeld, vice president of marketing at next-generation SAN maker Compellent, offers a list of key points for those C-level executives and IT managers who may be thinking about purchasing a cloud system.