Brad Reinboldt

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Cloud computing continues to be a hot topic in the world of technology. Many users feel cloud computing yields increased IT flexibility, allowing for faster response as market demands shift, as well as improved application availability and lower infrastructure costs. Because it is being discussed so much, it can be hard to understand what cloud computing really is and how it will impact network management. I think it is time that we cut through the hype and look at the realities of cloud computing on the network. What's in a Cloud? First let's understand the difference between the terms "private" and "public" clouds. The term "private cloud" services typically refers to internally hosted applications being delivered over the Internet and WAN connections to users. The term "public clouds" refers to three types of externally hosted computing platforms: Software-as-a-Se... (more)