White Paper: CloudCheckr
Planning and understanding the AWS costs and cloud consumption is an essential part of realizing the benefits offered by the AWS Cloud.
In this changing IT world, new challenges come along with the latest trends, one of which being the management of AWS costs within a dynamic virtual environment. This can be overcome through the AWS cost management tools as well as methods to have clear visibility into capacity, utilizations and costs.
This whitepaper discusses the benefits associated with using AWS, and examines how AWS management tools can turbo-charge your organization’s cloud investment.
Key takeaways from this whitepaper:
Multiple Pricing Models: Savings and overall benefits of moving your data center into the AWS Cloud
Controlling Dynamic IT: Offers great AWS cost benefits and ROI
Resource Utilization: Start small and scale your capacity as your demand changes in size in AWS Cloud
For CIOs and CEOs, cloud computing security is still a hot topic for discussion. The debate continues as to whether a public, private or hybrid cloud approach is best. While there are complex factors that can inform a decision between public or private cloud, security is the biggest. Choosing public vs private cloud services can be challenging, it is important to analyze the differences between applications virtualized in a private cloud and those in a public cloud. This white paper compares public and private clouds in contrast to the basic elements, features and benefits that both delivers. This White Paper highlights: How Public and Private Cloud deployment models differs? Cloud Computing Security — Hosted or Local Applications? The trends in Public, Private, and Hybrid Cloud: Which is right for you? An Overview on Security with Private Cloud Computing Implementing Private Cloud Computing with minimal effort and seamless end user experience
Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery were the most commonly cited reasons (60%) for having adopted Cloud-based solutions for backup and recovery. Enterprises acknowledge that cloud backups and recovery are required to maintain business operations and business continuity. The ability to recover data, when needed, in a cost effective manner was widely cited as one of the main criteria used to select a particular Cloud service. This whitepaper takes a look at both the advantages for those who have transitioned to cloud solutions and drawbacks for those who haven’t. Key takeaways from this whitepaper: Characteristics of today’s retention landscape Business Continuity, not simply Data Recovery, is the actual requirement Are Cloud-based backup & recovery solutions being used to address these needs? Benefits of using the cloud for backup, recovery and business continuity Criteria used to select Cloud solutions Hindrances to adoption of Cloud-based solutions for backup and recovery
What is Cloud Computing ?
A type of internet-based computing, Cloud computing refers to delivery of computing services over the internet or "the cloud" instead of using local storage and computing. The different computing services include servers, storage, databases, networking, software, applications, and analytics. Cloud computing eliminates the need for hardware acquisition, maintenance, installation of software.
What is Cloud security ?
A sub-domain of cyber-security, cloud security implies security of cloud computing infrastructure, applications, and data by applications of technologies and policies designed for the same.
What is Cloud infrastructure ?
Cloud infrastructure consists of back-end elements primarily comprising of server hardware components, virtual machines, storage and networking facilities, and software that provide access to the cloud for applications and other services. It can also refer to on-demand service delivered through the Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) model.