AFCOM's Data Center Institute Encourages Embrace of Cloud
During a keynote at the event, Equinix CIO Brian Lillie encouraged data center owners and operators to “embrace” the cloud. Both Lillie and AFCOM CEO Jill Eckhaus agreed that cloud computing already had already begun to come into its own as a possible cost-savings and reliability strategy, with Lillie pointing out several Paas, IaaS, and SaaS success stories.
“The report will provide basic guidance around the emerging concepts of cloud computing for the data center professional, looking at how he or she can get involved in the cloud computing migration process, and determine the impact on the data center as well as other IT assets,” states David S. Linthicum, the CTO of Bick Group, and the lead author of the report. “It will also provide the ‘how’ more so than the ‘what’ around cloud computing. The guidance to the data center professional should prove invaluable.”