The cloud’s raison d’être, regardless of the deployment model used, is its ability to deliver overall agility, deployment flexibility, and elasticity. Cloud priorities today include moving more workloads to the cloud, optimizing existing cloud utilization, leveraging innovation, and enabling multi-cloud deployments.

Why Universities are Cloud Unique

As universities deploy cloud infrastructures, they embrace efficiency techniques that have been developed and used by Amazon, Google, and Microsoft to control their public cloud data center costs. They deploy efficiency models that increase data density and reduce footprint requirements, while dropping operating costs for power and cooling.

As these extremely efficient models are deployed, legacy purpose-built...

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About the Author:

Louis Imershein, vice president of Product at Permabit Technology Corporation, is responsible for product management and strategic planning. He has 28 years of technical leadership experience in product management, software development and technical support. Prior to Permabit, Imershein was a Senior Product Marketing Manager for the Sun Microsystems Data Management Group. Before joining Sun, he was at SCO where his titles included Product Manager, Software Architect and Senior Technical Lead. 

Wayne Salpietro is the director of Marketing for Permabit Technology Corporation for the past 10 years. A 25+ year veteran of the technology industry, Wayne has management and leadership experience and expertise in domestic and international marketing and sales with IBM, Hewlett Packard, Computer Associates and Compaq. Storage and server technologies have been Wayne’s recent focal points with vertical industry experience in Healthcare and Government in his background as well.