Saving Money Through Cloud Computing

Discussion 1

e-Activity, (Go to the Brooking Institution’s Website and read “Saving Money Through Cloud Computing”, located at http://www.brookings.edu/research/papers/2010/04/07-cloud-computing-west.

Platform as a Service (PaaS) and Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS)” Please respond to the following:

  1. Examine how IaaS and PaaS trends in cloud computing will impact enterprise security policies in the short and long term. Support your findings with an example of each service in the cloud computing stack.
  2. From the e-Activity, differentiate between physical, dedicated virtual, and shared virtual servers.

Discussion 2

Cloud Computing Operating Efficiencies” Please respond to the following:

  1. From the e-Activity, imagine that you are the CIO of a multinational corporation that requires 100% uptime to its enterprise servers while reducing its budget. Provide at least three innovative ways that you might use PaaS and IaaS to afford such efficiencies. 
  2. Using Network Attached Storage (NAS) and cloud-based storage as examples, determine at least three evolutionary factors of computing that led to the development of the cloud. Of these factors, select the one that you believe has played the most important role in aiding the development of the cloud. Predict where you see these technologies taking organizations in the future.
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