The many faces of cloud – understanding your different workload deployment options
You have been tasked with making an important decision for your organization about workload placement. Will you move forward with a private cloud deployment strategy, transition certain workloads to the public cloud, or will you continue to use your traditional IT infrastructure? Throughout the decision making process, you will face several complex questions. No matter what the choice, it’s important to take the time to understand the different deployment options that will best meet your unique scenario.
Let’s look at some of the different deployment options:
- Traditional IT: Traditional IT infrastructure, which resides within your datacenter and includes the computing resources (e.g., hardware, software, storage) that are designed to meet the needs of each individual customer.
- On-premises Private cloud: Like traditional IT, private cloud is specific to each customer deployment and exists within your datacenter. The difference is that through automation and orchestration software integrated with hardware, line of business and developers are able to access the services they need through a self-service catalog. Once a service is selected, resources are automatically and rapidly provisioned to meet their workload and application development needs.
- Public cloud: Customers can consume shared and scalable off-premises cloud services, gaining access to the IT resources to support their workload and application needs.
- Managed Cloud Services: This offers a hosted model that provides the benefits of the cloud with access to services and tools to support the unique needs of each business, managed by a third party resource.
- Software-as-a-Service (SaaS). Designed to support the needs of multiple customers, this is set up to be a shared software services model delivered over the web (e.g., Salesforce and Office360).
Now that you have the general categories of deployment options to consider, remember to keep the different options in mind as you narrow down the field. On-premises options including private cloud, composable and hyperconverged infrastructure can serve all your workloads needs, including data management, collaboration, DevOps and hybrid cloud. They can also help provide the security, performance, and control your business demands – all at the right economics.
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