Five Minutes of Cloud

Video: The Cloud Value Proposition: Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) for Enterprise Users

Enterprise applications cannot be ported to a Cloud environment with out spending time and money on the transition- a lot of time and money. End of story?

Underneath much of the datacenter functionality provided by ‘cloud’ is infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) or the ability to create and delete, rapidly and on-demand- virtual computers, storage systems and network connections. As the modern cloud has developed, the needs of enterprises have very much steered the course. However, enterprise applications built prior to the cloud explosion were built on a model of hardware resilience as opposed to the typical, modern cloud application model of software resilience. One hurdle to companies’ adoption of cloud technologies was the cost associated with rebuilding operations critical (and often custom) software to work in an environment built for the new cloud model apps. So… is this still really a barrier to cloud adoption? Can modern IaaS provide older enterprise applications an environment that they can function in? Click on the video above to find out!