Project Deliverable 4 - Cloud Technology and Virtualization

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Running Head: CLOUD TECHNOLOGY AND VIRTUALIZATION 1 Project Deliverable 4: Cloud Technology and Virtualization Charles Prince
CLOUD TECHNOLOGY AND VIRTUALIZATION 2 Introduction Project Deliverable 4 Cloud Technology and Virtualization In today’s business world it is becoming necessary to stay in tuned with technological advances. The advancements that Cloud networking offers is by far one of the most superior advances in networking, to date. Forget about offering up the conference room for those giant mainframes or using the broom closet for those costly servers. Cloud technology allows you to virtualize your network and connect your business seamlessly from any of your company’s locations. Cloud networking accomplishes this virtualized technology by having a centralized network of servers and allowing you access to data, software, or applications from nearly anywhere. Cloud computing, is an umbrella term that encompasses virtualization (Beckham, 2011). It also allows you to forget about having those entire top of the line computers to run some fancy software applications because you are now able to stream the information directly from the server. If you still aren’t sure if Cloud is right for your company or maybe you are still wondering what the benefits for making the switch are; then read on! Regardless of what kind of network your company is currently using from: Peer to Peer (P2P), Local-Access-Network (LAN), and Wide-Access-Network (WAN) making the switching can provide your company with a few added benefits. In my research on Cloud networks, I’ve analyzed several of the benefits and some of the downsides to making the switch.
CLOUD TECHNOLOGY AND VIRTUALIZATION 3 The benefits: Reduces the cost of purchasing new servers to handle increased workloads or increased e-mail capacity. Cloud computing is essentially the ability to acquire or deliver a resource on demand, configured however the users chooses, and paid for according to consumption (Perilli, 2009). Now if you reach your servers capacity you don’t need to go out and purchase another server or upgrade your current one; with a click of a button you can increase your capacity for a nominal price.

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