This is the third post summarizing the major lessons of the new eBook, “How to Take Advantage of the Cloud: Your Guide to Achieving Value and Performance,” by HP and Latisys (one of HP’s first bursting partners). Previously, we addressed “Cloud basics” using the phrase “how to harness the cloud as part of your IT strategy and “Cloud essentials” using the phrase “disaster recovery, storage, security, and compliance. In this post we’ll examine challenges to making the cloud work and challenges that should not be taken lightly.
Written by: Jonathan Sharp
Beyond all the hype about the cloud, some companies are achieving great savings, and some aren’t. So what’s the difference? What’s the key to using the cloud to your advantage rather than following the crowds to an overpriced, poor investment?