What is Cloud Computing?
It means many things to many people but, at Selection, we think of it as how, where and when you consume IT and then how you pay for it. We also believe that this will vary according to the workload, application or the business process IT is required to deliver or support.
Of paramount importance is to work out the right cloud consumption model for each workload, application or business process. There is no “one-model-for-all” so the likelihood will be that the optimum cloud consumption model will be one that combines traditional physical hardware, an in-house Single Tenant Private Cloud Platform, and a local 3rd party’s Multi Tenant Cloud Platform. In other words, a hybrid approach.
It is the flexibility of how you can move workloads, off-set peak processing and port applications to consume the IT you need, when you need it and for as long as you need it, that delivers the real benefits of Cloud Computing.
The triggers to consider Cloud Services include:
Selection has a core Multi Tenant Cloud Platform that can be used to host part or all of your Dev/Test, Production and/or your DR environments or can be linked to your dedicated single tenant cloud Platform to allow workload portability or enable resource “burstability”.