Chapter 28

Managed Hosting and Cloud Computing

This book is not about futures. This book is about intelligently applying storage technologies to affordably deliver the best service levels. It’s hard to accomplish that with yet-to-be-delivered technologies. However, there are important trends in managed hosting and cloud computing in use today. This section is not about future, undelivered technologies; instead, this section provides a stepping-stone approach with your people, processes, and technologies today that will prepare you to take advantage of soon-to-be-mainstream technologies.

Remember the Darwin diagram (shown in Figure 28.1)?.

Figure 28.1 Darwin’s Evolution (courtesy IT Storage is Evolving, Too.

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