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Cloudy with a Chance of Business Clarity: Navigating Cloud Computing & IT Service Management

A Contributed Article by Deney Dentel, CEO Nordisk Systems, Inc.

You must have been out of the picture of life for so long if you have not joined the wagon of cloud computing. For enterprise holders, the cloud can be a fairly crafty entity that lays bear several benefits. In the simplest case, it is a big thing for the IT fraternity since it means massive portable drives.

Cloud computing is the industry darling, which allows organizations to run all of its applications with a traditional corporate center of data. Targeted to improve system, making storage and access to data far easier, and ultimately cutting down costs, the cloud has expanded from a simple, promising concept all the way to being one of the rapidly growing portions of the new face of the IT industry.

Difference in Public Cloud and Private Clouds: There is a divide in cloud computing, which consists of public and private cloud services. Public cloud services are those that are not owned by businesses themselves. Instead of possessing their own cloud computing service, they use a different provider that is specialized for online data storage, hosting and management. This kind of cloud computing is a good option for small businesses since it has multiple processors, servers and data centers that cater for the needs of different companies. On the other hand, private cloud, in essence, is a direct extension of an enterprise. It is capable of fully optimizing the provision of storage capacity, processor power and an assortment of other relevant functions since the platform is specialized flexibly for the business itself. In addition, private cloud means more secure access, vital for big data holdings.

Cloud-based ITSM tools can benefit your Organization: Based on the predictions of analysts, half of the new players in the ITSD tools would be adopted as services based on the cloud. With this shift on a great demand from a pool of e-commerce organizations and the assenting of many IT experts, it goes to show that the ITSM of today is strongly beneficial to businesses. Here are a couple of benefits worth noting:

  • Cost savings can be acquired by companies through the deployment of IT service management through the cloud, allowing better optimization, consumption, cost and overall management.
  • Enhanced alignment of businesses and the IT infrastructures, as service catalogs, collaborative and even mobility can help for the exposition of service providers rather efficiently.

Software-as-a-Service (SaaS): SaaS models are becoming more prevalent by the day as these help support service-oriented architecture and web services effectively. While the business has the liberty to have the exact platform requirement to run different options properly, SaaS does not affect the process speed of the e-commerce sites since the provider holds the backbone of the software service on their end.

Virtualization: Another significant element in today's cloud computing theme would be server virtualization. It is a medium used to partition the main computer resource in order to run the system in different hardware modifications with certain storage and RAM allocations. A good example would be running an Android system as a guest machine inside a Windows 8 PC.

Hosting: With hosting, the business can reap a vast expanse of boons for online data management. For one, there is the multiple email domains, essential for customer support catering services. Secondly, there is MySQL database that allows the creation of multiple domains and sub-domains. Another one would be the customization functionality that can better elaborate the whole interface of a site.

Cloud computing and ITSM both really play an important in today's modern business society. Without these two, speed rates of marketing movements and growth would be slow and kick-starting on a virtual endeavor would be an almost impossible thing to pursue.


Author the Author

Deney Dentel is the CEO at Nordisk Systems, Inc., a managed and cloud computing service provider company in Portland, OR. Deney is the only localised and authorised  IBM ProcTIER business partner in Pacific Northwest. You can also follow him on LinkedIn.
Published Tuesday, February 18, 2014 6:25 AM by David Marshall
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