Creating the Cloud-Ready Data Center

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The advent of cloud computing has created a significant new business opportunity for data center service providers. To win their share of this new opportunity, service providers need a cloud-ready infrastructure that can both support new service models at the scale necessary to meet demand and operate at an efficiency level that ensures profitability. This white paper from Alcatel-Lucent provides a look at the benefits that the cloud brings to service providers as well as technologies that enable them to seize the opportunity.

With the right infrastructure, service providers can leverage their network and their expertise to deliver cloud services from their data centers as a natural extension of the network and hosting services they offer today. The cloud-ready data center infrastructure must support new service models at the scale necessary to meet demand, and operate efficiently to ensure profitability and support full virtualization.

This paper shows how HP and Alcatel-Lucent have combined their strengths to bring service providers all of the elements needed to deliver cloud services from their data center infrastructure. If you are a service provider looking to gain the insights needed to deliver new and high-value data-center based cloud services you will want to download this white paper.

About the Author

Kevin Normandeau, is a veteran of the technology publishing industry having worked at a variety of technology sites including PC World; AOL Computing; Network World; Geek.com and International Data Group (IDG). Kevin lives in Massachusetts with his wife and two sons. When he is not in front of the computer (which is most of the time) he likes to get out to ski, hike and mountain bike.

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