Machine Learning & Meta-Clouds

By: Cliff Grossner, Ph.D. Innovation in cloud services ushers in a new era for data center IT, re-defining market landscapes Enterprises are migrating applications to the cloud to improve agility and reap cost savings. Agility means enterprises can shorten the time needed to introduce new applications and either increase or decrease compute capacity to fit business need. Upfront capital expenditures (capex) can be shifted to as-needed operating expenditures (opex) using off-premises cloud services — shifting from investments in equipment and staff, to leveraging a cloud service provider’s (CSP’s) automated data center infrastructure, supported by highly-skilled data center experts. Although the market has achieved a degree of maturity, it still lacks a commonly accepted set of cloud service definitions; thus, we define off-premises cloud services as follows: Infrastructure as a service…


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