Cloud Computing: Moving to IaaS

Infrastructure as a Service providers make a very compelling argument for businesses to stop running their own data centers and simply purchase server capacity on-demand and scale up and down as needed. This is our deep dive on IaaS strategy and best practices.

What the ZDNet experts say...

Cloud computing can do away with much of the software maintenance and patching that made up a chunk of the average IT professional's day, forcing IT departments to adopt a more customer-focused role, according to CIOs.

Look for IaaS providers that own their own data centers. When IaaS providers lease data center facilities from third parties, the liabilities and responsibilities for service performance and outages become cloudy—and you get caught in the middle.

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