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Running Head: CLOUD TECHNOLOGY AND VIRTUALIZATION 1Project Deliverable 4: Cloud Technology and VirtualizationCharles Prince
CLOUD TECHNOLOGY AND VIRTUALIZATION 2IntroductionProject Deliverable 4 Cloud Technology and VirtualizationIn today’s business world it is becoming necessary to stay in tuned with technologicaladvances. The advancements that Cloud networking offers is by far one of the most superioradvances in networking, to date. Forget about offering up the conference room for those giantmainframes or using the broom closet for those costly servers. Cloud technology allows youto virtualize your network and connect your business seamlessly from any of your company’slocations.Cloud networking accomplishes this virtualized technology by having a centralizednetwork of servers and allowing you access to data, software, or applications from nearlyanywhere. 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 runsome fancy software applications because you are now able to stream the information directlyfrom the server.If you still aren’t sure if Cloud is right for your company or maybe you are stillwondering what the benefits for making the switch are; then read on!Regardless of what kind of network your company is currently using from: Peer toPeer (P2P), Local-Access-Network (LAN), and Wide-Access-Network (WAN) making theswitching can provide your company with a few added benefits. In my research on Cloudnetworks, I’ve analyzed several of the benefits and some of the downsides to making theswitch.
CLOUD TECHNOLOGY AND VIRTUALIZATION 3The benefits:Reduces the cost of purchasing new servers to handle increased workloads orincreased e-mail capacity. Cloud computing is essentially the ability to acquire or deliver aresource on demand, configured however the users chooses, and paid for according toconsumption (Perilli, 2009). Now if you reach your servers capacity you don’t need to go outand purchase another server or upgrade your current one; with a click of a button you canincrease your capacity for a nominal price.