Public cloud offers a variety of off-premises IT platforms and services on a mature cloud service provider infrastructure. It’s a way to augment the modern data center without incurring capital expense. Enterprises can quickly accelerate innovation with capabilities and services on Infrastructure as a Service (compute/storage/network), Platform as a Service (databases and runtime libraries) and Software as a Service (business applications systems) options.
Add or remove services as you manage and track resource usage.
Kickstart new business initiatives and outsource complex IT dev and maintenance.
Eliminate CapEx and stay up-to-date on technology.
Utilizing public cloud frees up the business and IT workforce to focus on new opportunities. Companies often start with non-strategic assets. Then, with experience, they deploy public cloud more widely.
To start, it’s important to conduct skills assessments to make sure you know the capabilities or resources your organization requires. Then you can use public cloud to selectively manage core components—information, applications, resources, and security.
The IT organization can become an advisory committee for business units when it comes to public cloud resources. It can help assess needs and acquire resources without having to go outside the enterprise for support.
In addition to private cloud, there are two other approaches for enterprise cloud deployment: private and hybrid. See how Intel® technology makes these options viable.
Rely on a private cloud for dedicated, highly-available and highly-secure workload performance when you need to maintain control, meet compliance, and retain business continuity.
Cost-effective IT infrastructure and agility in the marketplace are two compelling reasons to use Microsoft Azure’s wide array of integrated public-cloud business services.
Public, private, and hybrid clouds deliver IT services and capabilities for today's complex technological challenges, regardless of business size.