We’re often told that cloud computing is the future, but making that assertion seems premature when arguments over what “the cloud” actually is continue to rage. Once that becomes clear, everything falls into place.
What’s the price differential between implementing a private cloud using technology from Microsoft or VMware? One analysis suggests that one costs more than six times the other.
It seems obvious that virtualisation should offer the potential to save on licensing costs, but how does that actually work out in practice? The example of ING Bank provides some answers, and also demonstrates how private cloud deployments, virtualisation and improved disaster recovery often operate hand in hand.