Teams adopting the cloud strive for a perfect balance among high control, easy adoption and economies of scale. Available private and public cloud options often do not overcome significant adoption barriers, and hybrid cloud today represents a fatalistic acceptance of fractured environments and increased integration. Project owners desire a cloud flight path that fulfills enterprise requirements and rapidly delivers devops cloud value with minimal investment. Dedicated clouds reduce adoption hurdles, enable access to best practices, and streamline transitions toward private cloud environments
A dedicated cloud delivers a private, off-premise, bespoke cloud managed by a third-party service provider. By blending devops practices, policy-driven configuration, expert management and cloud infrastructure, a dedicated cloud environment with cloud-management services enables the fastest time to market and business agility.
While every team should be progressively transforming data centers into clouds, the migration requires careful planning and effective change management. Teams tasked with continuously delivering business value are hard pressed to rapidly build clouds. Rather than hiring expensive talent, extend your team with outsourced devops cloud experts who assist with immediate dedicated cloud deployment and team training.
When evaluating dedicated cloud service providers (i.e., Rackspace, SoftLayer and WSO2), gauge provider familiarity with enterprise requirements. In addition to hosting web applications, a dedicated cloud should offer a complete environment that includes integration, API and big data infrastructure.
Dedicated cloud providers rapidly introduce devops automation, self-service provisioning, and policy-driven cloud-management decisions with minimal risk, and they also provide a migration path to both private and public clouds.
WSO2’s dedicated cloud is now available. For more details and to sign up visit http://wso2.com/cloud/dedicated/.