Flexibility and Security Spurring Growth in Hybrid Cloud Services

The Art of Service Cloud Computing Foundation Course comprehensively addresses hybrid cloud services on an international scale.

Cloud computing pioneer and The Art of Service CEO Ivanka Menken

Quote startCompanies like IBM are launching hybrid cloud services, and this is creating opportunities for well-trained and educated IT professionals.”Quote end

San Jose, CA (PRWEB) October 18, 2011

“To the cloud” has an appeal that businesses find hard to resist. The ability to utilize public cloud platforms reduces infrastructure management needs, driving down the IT costs for businesses, adding to their bottom line, according to cloud computing expert Ivanka Menken.

Menken cites the recent study, “Future of Cloud Computing Survey 2011,” which indicated that 39 percent of companies working on the cloud are using hybrid services. That number is expected to rise to 61 percent in the near future, experts report.

At the same time, many businesses, out of concern for security risks, are hesitant to place sensitive documents or confidential company information on public cloud platforms, Menken said.

This is creating growth in the realm of hybrid cloud platforms – the merging of two or more unique clouds that may be public, private, or community.

“Cloud computing, particularly hybrid platforms, are becoming increasingly utilized by businesses,” said Ivanka Menken, founder and CEO of The Art of Service. “Companies like IBM are launching hybrid cloud services, and this is creating opportunities for well-trained and educated IT professionals.”

According to Menken, the hybrid cloud platform offers an ideal consolidation, giving businesses the flexibility and power of a public cloud platform while offering the security and control that comes with a private platform.

Menken said it takes skilled IT professionals to seamlessly merge the two cloud platforms, creating an effective and functional hybrid that will benefit the business. The Art of Service Cloud Computing Foundation Course comprehensively addresses hybrid cloud services on an international scale. The course describes how to manage the biggest challenge in achieving an effective hybrid model–the development of mechanisms that can dynamically move workloads to and from the public clouds without any disruption or excess costs incurred.

The Art of Service has a comprehensive offering of education solutions geared toward the busy IT professional. AOS instructors are experienced in classroom-style delivery, boardroom-style executive coaching, on-the-job training and online virtual support for remote students.

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About The Art of Service 
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About the Founder
Ivanka Menken is the founder and CEO of The Art of Service. Menken has spearheaded the company’s Cloud Computing Certification Scheme that is becoming the industry benchmark. She is a sought-after speaker at global IT events and has addressed the renowned IT Service Management Forum numerous times on IT service and cloud computing.

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