In my weekly read in Information Week Global CIO I learned more about how CIO’s are not just jumping into the cloud computing circle but described as “exploring” it more. In an article written by their VP and Chief Editor, Rob Preston he reported on CIO top challenges. Some of Mr. Preston’s work is self-described as a global survey of knowledge over years of interviews and consulting with CIO’s to understand their top challenges. Mr. Preston extracted themes he put into a top 10 listing. You can read the entire list in the Information Week Global CIO tab.
I found No: 9 (listed in inverse order) to be very relevant to past points of view I have shared in my blog focus. In the CIO top 10 Priorities listing, No: 9 was listed as CIO’s Explore Cloud Computing. This reference of exploration was described by Mr. Preston as such: “Note that I didn't say "embrace" the cloud. Companies still have a lot of exploring to do, and obstacles like security and compliance to overcome, before they'll make major investments in software, infrastructure, and platform as a service. But don't dismiss cloud computing as just hype. The research also reported that some of The top benefits are: ease and speed of implementation and upgrades; the ability to scale up and down quickly; and the ability to eschew some supporting capital investments. This kind of exploration and search for a practical experience before investing integrates very well with what HP Enterprise Services can offer customers. How can HP help you make it matter?
HP Enterprise Cloud Services – Virtual Private Cloud Proof of Concept Program allows customers to explore the cloud. HP Enterprise Cloud Services – Virtual Private Cloud provides server, storage, network and security bundles you consume as a service. You pay only for the resources you use—nothing more. The HP Enterprise Cloud Services-Virtual Private Cloud Proof of Concept program is a low-commitment way to evaluate cloud computing services in a real-life cloud environment. You can try before you buy.
During this short-term evaluation period you can provision and configure virtual machines through a convenient self-service Web portal. You’re also able to evaluate service capabilities, test out features and develop strategies for deploying core applications to the service. HP Enterprise Services ECS – Virtual Private Cloud is a solution that you can feel confident in committing to. Learn more about this Proof of Concept Program.
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