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IT professionals today are dealing with a lot of challenges to make sure that their department is running in an efficient and productive manner. Staying up with the latest releases of products, putting out small fires within their organization, keeping their data centers cool and of course the cloud, which is constantly hanging overhead. LOB executives want to make sure their organization is prepared for the future in terms of IT productivity and the words they keep hearing are: The Cloud! I’m pretty sure Sys Admins cringe every time those words are mentioned, but they do know it is an important aspect to their IT framework.  However there are so many types of cloud computing deployment models to consider, that it can make your head feel like a cloud. Here are a few examples of cloud computing deployment models that are out there right now:

  • Public cloud
    • “Public cloud applications, storage, and other resources are made available to the general public by a service provider. These services are free or offered on a pay-per-use model.”
  • Community cloud
    • “Community cloud shares infrastructure between several organizations from a specific community with common concerns (security, compliance, jurisdiction, etc.), whether managed internally or by a third-party and hosted internally or externally.”
  • Hybrid cloud
    • “Hybrid cloud is a composition of two or more clouds (private, community or public) that remain unique entities but are bound together, offering the benefits of multiple deployment models.”
  • Private cloud
    • “Private cloud is cloud infrastructure operated solely for a single organization, whether managed internally or by a third-party and hosted internally or externally.”

Just when you think there couldn’t add another type of deployment model; here is a new one that IT professionals need to consider – hosted private cloud services. According to IDC, “HPC’s are an operational model for deploying computing infrastructure services of many types via a cloud model.” In addition, spending on these services will more than $24 billion in 2016.

You’re probably thinking, “Great. Another cloud technology I need to figure out.” Well, I didn’t mean to scare you with all of these options. I am here to help.  Cloud Connect is your venue for intensive cloud computing education. Our un-biased education will help you further your cloud computing knowledge and make more informed business decisions.  Here are some workshops and sessions that will help you clear through the cloud clutter:

Register for Cloud Connect Silicon Valley with priority code SMBlog and save $300 on the regular price of All Access or Conference Passes. Looking forward to seeing you in Silicon Valley!

Cheers,

Jason

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