Cloud or not to Cloud – Strategic Considerations
CLD 306 presentation made by David Langdon at Microsoft Tech Days
To Cloud or Not to Cloud…that is the question. Are you an IT Administrator, IT Service Provider, or ISV faced with making a strategic decision about cloud adoption? Are you overwhelmed by all the cloud jargon and implementation choices? In this session, we will examine public and private cloud computing solutions across the industry, in the context of the NIST (National Institute of Standards and Technology) definition. We’ll look at the technical and business elements that factor into the private/public/hybrid cloud decision. We’ll discuss the strengths of the Microsoft platform, focusing on Windows Azure and virtualization with Hyper-V. This session will include a case study of a 13-year managed service provider that made the decision to offer a public cloud solution on Windows Azure, and a live demo of the resulting solution.