Are Cloud Services And Virtualization Right For The Organization 's Business Strategy?

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Are Cloud Services and Virtualization right for the Organization’s Business Strategy? Paul Heskett Kaplan University IT530: Computer Networks February 27th 2016 Abstract Cloud Services and Virtualization continue to grow in popularity but are they right for your business? These technologies can reduce overhead operation costs, improve utilization of resources and provide a level of flexibility to the organization’s Information Technology (IT) system. Understanding that these technologies do and their pros and cons is the foundation of choosing the right features for your business. Cloud services offer three types of services; Software as a Service (SaaS), Platform as a Service (PaaS) and Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) to meet the software, infrastructure needs of a business and provides them on a lease type of payment plan. Virtualization has three types of server virtualization, Full virtualization, Para-Virtualization and OS level Virtualization. Similar to Cloud services Virtualization types have features which may suit one business over another. Comparing the features provided by these technologies to total ownership of the IT system is also crucial in selecting the best services for your company as there can be an array of combinations of services contracted and internally owned features. While the perks of these technologies can be beneficial for an organization they should be carefully researched and tailored to the business strategic goals for

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