Cloud computing is not only a formidable force to contend with but is attracting a lot of interest across the vendor and enterprise landscape.  Business transactions and processes have been taken to a new level by the Internet. Digital Learning Solutions is in the forefront of deploying cloud computing for its clients and one of its principals has just authored the book “The Silver Lining of Cloud Computing“.Cloud Computing

Cloud computing requires the use of software that can divide and distribute components of a program over thousands of computers. New advances in processors, virtualization technology, disk storage, broadband internet access and fast, inexpensive servers to quickly serve sophisticated software to thousands of users together with the development of data centers that house hundreds or thousands of computers have all combined to make cloud computing a compelling paradigm.

Atributes common to a “Cloud” solution must include:

  • Internet accessible
  • Elasticity
  • Pay-as-you-go
  • Self-service
  • Pooled
  • Abstracted from the end user

Customers can be billed based upon server utilisation, processing power used or bandwidth consumed. As a result, cloud computing has the potential to transform the software industry entirely, as applications are purchased, licensed and run over the network instead of a user’s desktop.

Deploying applications in the “Cloud” does require paying special attention to the following industry-wide concerns:

  • Security risks
  • Latency
  • Reliability
  • Privacy
  • Regulatory complacence
  • Governance

It is due to the above concerns that we have developed methodologies, best practices and processes to help our clients navigate through this maze.

Digital Learning Solutions, with its broad portfolio, and its network of partners, consultants and subject matter experts have the tools and methodologies to help enterprises navigate their journey to the “Cloud” and derive the cost efficiencies this paradigm shift offers.

Allow us to conduct an assessment of your infrastructure to determine the feasibility and the best way to leverage the “Cloud”.