Saturday, March 31, 2012

Benefits of Cloud Computing

  • Reduced Cost
  • Improved Efficiency – rapid deployment of services
  • Noted that according to McKinsey – average server utilization rates now are at 6-7%
  • Noted that even in the cloud, server utilization should not be too high since the flexibility to scale up (as necessary) is key.
  • Provides capability for short term test and evaluation
  • Potential for increased security in certain scenarios
  • Enables change:  Allows people to try new tools.  If they don’t like it, they can get rid of them easily
  • Allows Federal Agencies to concentrate on their core mission
  • Ease of Access
  • Innovation
  • Always run on the latest platform – no legacy systems
  • Non-stop computing
  • Can result in reduction in capital and operating expenses

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