|developerWorks editors||Topic: Reasons to employ cloud computing|
Environment/software: All systems/all software
Level/type: Multiple/information roundup
If you missed the "Our Cloud" series of videos that covered both high-level concept and some nut-and-bolts systems administration chat on what using the cloud can mean (to tech professionals, customers, and end users), here's a wrapup.
There's a data center behind every cloud
Episode 1 details IBM's proven experience in delivering the technologies that make the cloud an effective tool.
Virtualization is your first step into the cloud
In Episode 2, three cloud integrations specialists change how you think before moving to the cloud.
Have a test machine when you want; give it back when you're done
In Episode 3, three cloud engineers discuss how the cloud has made setting up application testing environments so much easier (and cheaper).
What is a sysadmin these days?
In Episode 4, three cloud engineers discuss how the cloud has shifted systems administration tasks towards the developer and user.
Adding "dynamic" to virtualization and automation
In Episode 5, three cloud experts explain how cloud provides an enterprise with not just the ability to have a web site but the capability to deploy a web application.
A look at cloud IT in five years
In Episode 6, cloud experts' prognostications find more innovatively efficient data storage and access, a pervasive "application rental" attitude, a shift to mobile, and more.
Maybe one of the TV networks will want to pick this series up as a mid-season replacement.