Counting down four top uses for VDCs: Part 2 – New Production

July 26, 2012 by Diana Nolting

As more and more enterprise companies are experiencing the benefits of cloud computing, the question of which workloads to migrate become paramount.

Nearly any company who is not in its infancy has made significant investments in infrastructure over the years.  In servers, in computers and in devices that are expected to streamline workload and efficiency.  Migrating to the cloud doesn’t mean throwing that past investment in the dumpster, much as you wouldn’t throw the baby out with the bathwater.

Cloud provides a scalable, agile and on-demand resource that can supplement and aid current set-ups and allow your IT department more flexibility with applications that are high growth, volatile or just unknown. 

There are several types of workloads that are the perfect fit for cloud.  Last week we looked at pre-production workloads.  This week, let’s take a look at new production workloads and why they are a particularly good fit to run in your Virtual Datacenter.

New applications bring the promise, excitement and maybe just a little bit of heartburn when they launch.  Despite what research you’ve already done, it’s nearly impossible to know exactly how a new application will run on its first foray into the world. 

With Bluelock Virtual Datacenters, we help you take on the steep learning curve that accompanies a launch by providing you specific data in Bluelock’s Portfolio.  This information will show you the amount of resources you’re using and allow you to pinpoint growth points so you can better provision in the future.

When you host a new application on your own, you could be choked by overwhelming use as the application spreads and grows.  With Bluelock Virtual Datacenters, you can set up the plan to burst over the allocated capacities so your application won’t fail from overuse. 

Another benefit of Bluelock’s Virtual Datacenters and their integration into Bluelock Portfolio is the ability to adjust resources as needed.  If your storage is over allocated and your compute needs to increase, just click a button to readjust your set-up.  This flexibility helps you avoid excess expense association with over-investing capacity that might not be required.  In the traditional way of coping with uncertainty, over-investing was the only safe strategy.

Bluelock Virtual Datacenters now offer you an economical, hands-on option for launching your new production workloads in an agile environment.

This blog is the second in a series of four counting down popular uses for Virtual Datacenters. Watch the Bluelock Blog next week for a feature on disaster recovery workloads in Virtual Datacenters.

 

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