Putting the virtual data center cloud to use, pt2.

This is the second in a series of posts I’ve been doing to give ideas on how to effectively use the data center cloud. We have this wonderful technology that makes the data center green and cuts costs, but a lot of people seem to be at a loss how to apply it!

Today I’m talking about hybrid cloud configurations. One of the facts about cloud computing is that it’s not the right choice for every work load. Heavy load applications that consume large amounts of memory, use a large pecentage of resources on a dedicated server, and depend on consistent very low response times, such as busy database servers, are not a good application for a move to cloud services.

So, does this mean you can’t take advantage of the benefits of cloud computing? You certainly can with a hybrid cloud!

Simply take one of our dedicated servers, or co-locate your own server with us, and ask for a connection to our dedicated high speed cloud storage network. This gives all the power and speed of the dedicated server and the ability to use less expensive cloud virtual servers as the front end. This would be a great application for a busy e-commerce web site.

Now you have the ultimate in flexibility. Need more front end capacity to handle a surge in sales? Quickly turn up more virtual servers with just a press of a button. all with the same high speed connection to your data. Need less capacity? Simply turn down virtual servers you no longer need. The time to adjust your capacity has now dropped from weeks down to minutes!

Best of all, backup of your data from your co-located or dedicated server can now be a snap!

SwiftWater Telecom’s Resilient Cloud Services, stability, flexibility, and value.


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