The open-source movement is growing rapidly and is having a major impact on the way businesses model their IT strategies. We will examine these impacts over the next several blog posts.
One of the business areas where open source is beginning to have a noticeable effect is cloud computing. Free and open source software (FOSS) is software that is liberally licensed to grant users the right to use, study, change, and improve its design by allowing access to its source code.
Today we complete our blog series with:
Myth #5: The biggest cloud vendors are the right cloud vendors
Of course, the best vendor for almost any solution is one that is established and well-tested. However, “cloud” is a hot field. Innovation can come from both the largest vendors or from well-funded and reputable start-ups. A more logical approach is to evaluate the right solutions based on your individual business needs and goals.
As we continue series of posts on common myths on cloud and how they affect your company’s cloud strategy, today we explore:
Myth #4 – Every application should reside in “the Cloud”
While many applications are a good fit for cloud, in general, it is a good fit for applications with a fairly standard and flexible configuration. Those relying on clustered servers, for example, aren’t good fits for cloud environments where they share resources with other customers.
In our continuing series of posts on common myths on cloud and how they affect your company’s cloud strategy:
Myth #3 – Cloud Computing requires a increased headcount and extensive retraining
While this myth is commonly held since many people fear the technical nuances involved in cloud, in fact, once an application is successfully ported to the cloud and integrated with legacy internal systems, the headcount required to maintain that application should significantly decrease.
Today we continue our series on common myths on Cloud Computing and how they can impact your company’s cloud strategy.
Myth #2 – Cloud Computing necessitates a compromise in security and reliability
Networks long ago ceased to be physically isolated structures. Interconnectivity with other companies and to the Internet guaranteed that even private networks became connected with public infrastructure. The resulting need for the measures required to maintain packet security including firewalls, encryption, Multi-protocol Label Switching (MPLS) remain consistent within leading Cloud vendors.
One place to begin is by evaluating some common myths about cloud computing. In this series, we will explore five different myths about cloud computing and how they may be negatively impacting your company’s cloud strategy. The complete paper is available for download on Armada’s website.