Jim Metzler, Ashton, Metzler & Associates: February 2012 Archives

Many of the components of cloud computing have been done before. Infrastructure-as-a-Service looks a lot like time sharing and Software-as-a-Service looks a lot like what we used to call Application Service Providers.  However, one of the components of cloud computing that is new is the ability to move virtual machines between physical servers, both within a data center and between data centers. 

Our research clearly shows that IT organizations are very interested in moving VMs between data centers but that there are a number of barriers that limit their ability to do so. This month's discussion will identify those barriers and will discuss what IT organizations can do to limit their impact.

In order to make this discussion interactive, kindly feel free to send us questions or comments.

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