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How to Capitalize on the Use of a Public Cloud Infrastructure
Author: Staff Writer on October 21, 2014 - 9:45 PM

Guest Blogger: Mano Paul, CSSLP, CISSP, GWAPT, GSSP-.Net, ECSA, MCAD, MCSD, CompTIA Network+ (

 In today’s computing landscape, it is unlike that anyone would disagree on the inevitability of the Cloud; in fact, it is only a matter of time before the Cloud becomes the sine qua non for the continued success of a company. Assuming that you are familiar with the characteristics of a Cloud (on demand self service, resource pooling, rapid elasticity, broadband connectivity, measured service), Cloud service models (IaaS, PaaS, SaaS) and the types of the Cloud deployments (private, public, community, hybrid), the contents of this article primarily focuses on how one can capitalize on the use of public Cloud infrastructures.

 Since the public cloud computing model is a shared resource pooling, pay-as-you-use model, it does bring with it certain benefits in terms of both time and cost. The infrastructure is leased, which means that there is no need to re-invent the wheel for common, non-critical services that can be rented, which can significantly reduce the time to market for your company. The utility-like, pay-as-you-use financial model, combined with the increase in technological power and low cost for computers and storage devices, makes it possible for your company to avoid upfront infrastructural costs and shift your expenditure from CAPEX (capital expenditure) to OPEX (operational expenditure). It also makes it possible for your company to focus on your projects rather than on the infrastructural requirements, which could be quite costly.

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