Our customers and prospects are all evolving their cloud strategies in real time, and are looking for solutions that satisfy these requirements:This is very nicely summarized customer's cloud requirements.
- Ease of use new solutions should be intuitively simple. Engineers should be able to use existing tooling, and ops staff shouldn't have to go learn an entirely new operational environment.
- Deliver IaaS and PaaS - IaaS has become a ubiquitous requirement, but we repeatedly heard requests for an environment that would also support PaaS deployments.
- Elastic capabilities - the desire to the ability to grow and contract private environments much in the same way they could in a public cloud.
- Integration with existing IT infrastructure businesses have significant investments in existing data center infrastructure: load balancers, IDS/IPS, SAN, database infrastructure, etc. From our conversations, integration of those devices into a hosted cloud environment brought significant value to their cloud strategy.
- Security policy control greater compliance pressures mean a physical "air gap" around their cloud infrastructure can help ensure compliance and ease peace of mind.
- Cost predictability and control - Customers didn't want to need a PhD to understand how much they'll owe at the end of the month. Budgets are projected a year in advance, and they needed to know they could project their budgeted dollars into specific capacity.
Tuesday, December 17, 2013
Public/private cloud - pure reality without marketing bla...bla...bla
We all know the datacenter cloud concept - consuming datacenter resources in standard and predictable way - is inevitable. However technology is not 100% ready to satisfy all cloud requirements. At least not efficiently and painlessly. I feel the same opinion from other professionals. I really like following statement mentioned at Scott Lowe interview with Jesse Proudman ...