Digital transformation is sweeping the globe and having a profound impact on how businesses operate, interact with their workforce and partners, as well as how they deliver a rich experience to customers anytime, anyplace, and on any device. We now live in a hyper-connected world.
How organizations apply and use digital technologies, though, would not be possible without the advent of the on-demand model of cloud computing, in which computing, storage and network resources, software and services are made available to the user on-demand.
Broad visibility across all applications, physical and virtual servers, and networks — both on-premise and in the cloud are now vital tools for any business to operate to its fullest potential. To assure service delivery businesses need the tools to normalize and correlate the data across all those domains to be able to identify all service delivery dependencies and proactively identify and resolve problems.
Today's business environment requires a more agile and responsive approach to ever-changing marketplace demands and rapid-pace technological advances. Older infrastructures, applications, processes, and yes, legacy systems that hamper innovation and market responsiveness just don't cut it in today's digital economy.
For instance, storing data on-premise requires a significant capital expense upfront and significant time to plan, to acquire and to deploy the initiative. By utilizing the public cloud services businesses can convert capital into operational expense and pay as they grow and at the same time be agiler and expand, or if necessary contract their service infrastructure in alignment with their business needs. What's more, a cloud infrastructure — whether managed by a company or a cloud provider — offers scalable web servers for peak season traffic, giving businesses the ability to only use resources when they need them and turn off resources when they don't need them.
In a traditional business model, a company would have to spend a lot of money on equipment to operate. Typically, company officials would have to first invest the capital and work to bring in the sales to fill the expanded capacity and pay for the capital expenditure. In the digital transformation model, a company can commit to the cloud and surge its capacity on an as-needed basis, while switching that capacity to an operating expense, paid for with the increased demand.
Virtualization is a foundational technology of cloud computing, which helps companies with their private clouds and public cloud providers to deliver infrastructure as a service (IaaS), platform as a service (PaaS) and software as a service(SaaS), such as outsourced call centers, for example. Virtualization technology makes it possible to run, concurrently, multiple virtual machines, operating systems, and applications on the same physical host. As a result, since not all applications are operating at full capacity all the time, statistical multiplexing helps increase the efficiency, utilization and flexibility of the compute, storage and networking resources in the cloud and reduce IT costs.
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