15 August 2011 16:36:47
While more businesses and organizations begin to switch their IT to a cloud computing format, the necessity for cloud management training becomes more apparent. Data storage, cloud infrastructure and data integration management are just a few of the concerns IT professionals are tasked with controlling in the transition to the cloud.
PCWorld recently published an article with tips for a successful and secure migration to the cloud. Simplicity, the article states, is an important factor to keep in mind. Through functions such as a drag-and-drop overlay, businesses will be able to properly manage and assess resource consumption, security requirements and automation.
Creating data models in line with the traditional IT standards in use at a company could also ease the difficulty of the transition. "As long as the data models match when you want to orchestrate with other applications, either elsewhere in the cloud or internal to the enterprise, the integration process will be that much easier," Cloud Technology Partners senior architect and consultant Beth Cohen stated. "And note, that is 'when' you want to do this, no 'if,' because this will be happening."
According to the International Data Corporation, the cloud is projected to grow from 600,000 units this year to 1.3 million by 2014 - an expectation much in line with Cohen's assessment.
-McAfee Cloud Security