Will the IT meteorologists’ predict clouds ahead? That is the question many federal managers find themselves trying to answer. Whether it be cirrus or cumulous, it is a bit of a conundrum: Should you move to the cloud? And when? Should it be a private cloud? Public? Hybrid?
Instead of focusing on cloud computing today, focus on investing in the right technology that will lay the foundation for your move to the cloud tomorrow.
Here are five key points to ease your mind and help guide you through the storm ahead:
Leveraging the cloud is critical to driving down costs in an organization. But it is about more than just saving money – it's about adding value to your environment. Putting the right technology infrastructure in place now, will make any future decision about whether "to cloud or not to cloud" much easier. Can’t get enough of the cloud discussion? Continue the discussion with NetApp and the Cloud Computing Brainstorm (pun intended) on October 8th at the Newseum.
Mike Giesler, Vice President, Systems Engineering, NetApp U.S. Public Sector. On my radar, I see cumulonimbus ahead for D.C.