The information technology industry has witnessed a dramatic transformation over the last 10 years.
Currently, Cloud Computing remains arguably one of the most talked about technology trends and is
expected to have a tremendous impact on IT delivery, hosting environments, and fundamental computing resources. Further, cloud computing is a relatively eco-friendly technology as IT resources for multiple customers can be centrally managed, thereby reducing overall energy consumption levels.
As leading organizations exhibit increasing interest in cloud computing, service providers should train
greater focus on providing robust cloud-computing platforms that offer outstanding service delivery.
Depending on an organization’s requirements, CXOs should evaluate different deployment models, service models, and key characteristics of the cloud to implement the precise spectrum of cloud systems. The full potential of cloud computing can be achieved through a seamless cooperation between governments, industry and individual users. Defining principles and adhering to best practices are some of the key factors that would greatly contribute to an optimal realization of the cloud computing potential.
The objective of this white paper is to propose key building blocks and best practices intended for both consumers and providers of cloud computing services. In the paper, we also include a brief discussion of the definition, deployment and service models pertaining to cloud computing.