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Cloud Nine

PUT YOUR I.T. ON CLOUD NINE WHICH CLOUD ENVIRONMENT IS RIGHT FOR YOUR BUSINESS? You, Mr. Businessman/Mrs. Businesswoman have heard that buzzword more than you care to explain. Everyone keeps saying, "Move over to the cloud to stay competitive!" You've looked at your business goals in respect to the cloud, and the reduced opera- tional control associated with it, but you've also learned about its ease of use, minimal up-front cost, and on-demand scalability. You've possibly considered Service Level Agreements, the migration process, and the reputations of the cloud hosting providers. What's left when all of the dust settles? Just an overwhelming amount of tough-to-distinguish data. Well fear not! We are going to cut through all the hype with a clear explanation on how cloud hosting works. CLOUD HOSTING DEFINED Cloud hosting Traditional Hosting Cloud Hosting based on the most inno- vative Cloud computing technologies that allow an unlimited number of machines to ERROR WELCOME act as one system. Other hosting solu- tions (shared or dedicated) depend on one machine, while cloud hosting security is guaranteed by many servers. Web applications, email servers, backups and more can all be hosted on the Cloud. SaaS PaaS laas Software as a Service Platform as a Service Infrastructure as a Service An interface that's avail- able via web, and hosted on a remote server A computing platform including operating system, programming language execution environment, database and web server A way to rent hardware, operating systems, storage, and network capacity over the Internet • Netflix • Dropbox • SugarSync • Spotify • SalesForce • SnapScale - InfoRelay · EC2 - Amazon • Compute Engine - Google · AppEngine - Google · Bungee Connect - Java Base • Longjump - Java/Eclipse Common in consumer applications. eliminates the need for applications to be installed on your PC Offer computers, either physical or virtual and other resources, like firewalls, load balancers and IP addresses This service Can create, deploy and manage applications without investing in hardware and software PUBLIC VERSUS PRIVATE PUBLIC CLOUD PRIVATE CLOUD • Shared servers in a secure data center, • Provider creates a remote hosting similar to Virtual Private Environments environment based on the client's needs • Private, dedicated server equipment • Increased security and control • Managed and serviced by Cloud hosting • Cloud hosting company controls server and network configurations • More affordable • Less physical/operational control • Preferred by higher-ups that want company • Preferred by firms that require reduced complexity compliance, such as PCI + HIPAA CLOUD HOSTING PROS AND CONS Only pay for the system time (instance) and space that you use Cloud hosting, while engineered for redundancy, is more complex. Outages can occur if it's not properly engineered No hardware maintenance or upkeep expenses No physical access to servers, meaning less overall control Reduced initial capital expenditure Instant deployment capability Instant scalability - as your hosting needs increase, the Cloud automati- cally scales up your deployment Relying on shared storage can 0i temporarily increase latency, threatening web-based apps Increased reliability through diverse server hosting locations Increased security risk if you're using a public cloud that doesn't have advanced security features HERE TO STAY While it's not expected to overthrow traditional hosting. Cloud is becoming a vital component of many company's overall I.T. hosting infrastructure T% 97% of companies have increased or maintained their confidence in the cloud in the last 12 months Gartner estimates Cloud to be a $109 billion market, which will grow to $207 billion by 2016 SI096$2076 More than 30% of IT budgets 60% of server workloads are now spent on Cloud will be virtualized by 2014 80% of new commercial By 2015, half of the surveyed organizations expect to move 40% or more of enterprise apps will be deployed on Cloud Platforms their IT infrastructure 40% OF LT. CLOUD HOSTING. to the Cloud snapscale The InfoRelay Cloud DEFINED: AVAILABLE IN: Large quantities of InfoRelay-owned/managed PUBLIC CLOUD servers are used to provide a fault-tolerant PRIVATE CLOUD network of physical machines, each capable of HYBRID CLOUD hosting multiple SnapScaleTM Cloud Instances QUICK FACTS: • Servers utilize Intel and AMD Virtualization Technology • Single points of failure eliminated at the storage, computing and network layers Over 20 different aspects of SnapScale's "health" are continuously monitored • Incorporation of public and private clouds to allow for increased security TECHNICAL STATS: • Each hypervisor supports over 100 instances • Fault-tolerant, with automatic failovers • High availability • Load balancing • VLAN traffic transfer capability • Xen hyper visors allow for immediate backup restoration of systems in case of data loss or downed systems • Over 400 pre-built, customizable templates Clients can also build their own templates • 10+ operating systems available • Direct porting capability with other Clouds InfoRelay FOR MEDIA INQUIRIES, VISIT WWW.INFORELAY.COM/CONTACT-US OR CALL INFORELAY AT 703 485 4600 Surces Wikipedia, Nimbo, Gartner, TrackVia, Web Hosting Simplified, Technofreak, Cloud Computing Tapics

Cloud Nine

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Learn about how cloud works and which solution is best for your business. Did you know that cloud for consumers is different than cloud for enterprise? What about public versus private versus hybrid? ...


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