To hear some people talk about it, building a private cloud is no more difficult than provisioning a new storage array: Buy a platform, load it up, flip the switch and then sit back and enjoy a universe of unlimited resources.
The reality, not surprisingly, is much different.
Businesses are set to focus on purchasing cloud computing services over the course of 2011.
Formtek blogger Dick Weisinger said this is one of the key findings from a recent International Data Corporation (IDC) report, with spending on cloud applications due to increase by around 30 per cent.
This is nearly five times more than on other IT solutions, with general global spending on services set to go up by approximately six per cent this year.
Schools could benefit from making use of cloud computing solutions, it has been suggested.
Sarah Underwood, magazine and brand editor of digital magazine ICT for Education, explained there are several advantages of using the technology for educational establishments.
"It saves them from downtime, maintenance, upgrades, it has shared costs and they don’t have to run it for themselves," she said.
Ms Underwood added that for cloud computing to be adopted by schools, it needs to be championed by the IT professionals that work for them.
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The two major trends hitting the data center industry these days are cloud computing and consolidation. The common thread between them is the desire to handle increasing data loads with less physical infrastructure.
If that is the case, then why is there a surge of new data center construction out there?