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|| ||White Paper: rPath Puts Adoption Model in the Cloud|
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rPath Puts Adoption Model in the Cloud
Cloud Computing Adoption Model White Paper Available Online; Company to Present Adoption Model at
RALEIGH, N.C. - November 3, 2008 - rPath today announced that its Cloud Computing Adoption Model
white paper, "The Pragmatist's Guide to Cloud Computing" is available online at
rPath also announced that it will be presenting "The Cloud Computing Adoption Model: A Graduated
Stepwise Approach to Virtualization and Cloud" at 10:00 a.m. EST (7:00 a.m. PST) during the
Virtualization Summit to be held online Tuesday, November 4, 2008. To register for the rPath
presentation, please visit http://www.brighttalk.com/webcasts/1421/attend.
"Virtualization and cloud computing have a transformative impact on the cost and efficiency of
software delivery and consumption, which makes investments in these areas of even greater
importance during a down economy," said Jake Sorofman, VP of marketing for rPath. "But despite its
importance, the path to cloud remains elusive for many organizations. rPath developed the Cloud
Computing Adoption Model to propose what we believe is a useful incremental approach to cloud
adoption, while also stimulating a public conversation about patterns and practices that can help
us all become smarter about virtualization and cloud initiatives."
rPath's Cloud Computing Adoption Model defines a pragmatic, five-step approach for the graduated
adoption of virtualization and cloud technologies, helping organizations realize the promise and
avoid the perils of cloud computing. The model provides a practical, step-by-step framework for
achieving measurable benefits now, while laying the foundation for the strategic benefits of a
cloud infrastructure over time. The five levels of cloud computing adoption include:
Level 1: Virtualization. The first level of cloud adoption employs hypervisor-based infrastructure
and application virtualization technologies for seamless portability of applications and shared
Level 2: Cloud Experimentation. Virtualization is taken to a cloud model, either internally or
externally, based on controlled and bounded deployments utilizing a simple external cloud for
compute capacity and as the reference architecture.
Level 3: Cloud Foundations. Governance, controls, procedures, policies, and best practices begin to
form around the development and deployment of cloud applications. Initially, level 3 efforts will
focus on internal, non-mission critical applications.
Level 4: Cloud Advancement. Governance foundations allow organizations to scale up the volume of
cloud applications through broad-based deployments in the cloud.
Level 5: Cloud Actualization. Dynamic workload balancing across multiple utility clouds.
Applications are distributed based on cloud capacity, cost, proximity to user, and other criteria.
For each level, The Cloud Computing Adoption Model outlines strategic goals, investment
requirements, expected returns, risk factors, and readiness criteria for advancement.
The model is highlighted in the webinar, "The Pragmatist's Guide to Cloud Computing: A 5-Step
Framework for Achieving the Strategic Value of Cloud Computing While Delivering Real ROI Along the
Way." The webinar replay is available on demand at
Cloud Computing Adoption Model Resources
Whitepaper: Closing the Gap Between Apps and Ops; http://www.rpath.com/corp/closing-the-gap
Cloud Computing Adoption Model: http://www.rpath.com/corp/cloud-adoption-model
News release: http://www.rpath.com/corp/news-and-events/259
Webinar replay: http://www.rpath.com/corp/cloud-adoption-model
For more information on rPath, please visit http://www.rpath.com.
rPath is the pioneer and leader in technology for virtualizing software applications and managing
the complete lifecycle of virtual appliances and application images. ISVs and enterprises rely on
rBuilder and the rPath Lifecycle Management Platform to automate the creation, configuration,
conformance, management and maintenance of application images for virtualized and cloud computing
environments. By producing application images that are optimized for any hypervisor, rPath frees
the application from the underlying hardware, and enables a more efficient, lower cost model for
development, maintenance and support and dramatically accelerates application deployments. rPath's
end-to-end technology simplifies the entire range of lifecycle management activities for
application images, while promoting scalability in response to dynamic demand. rPath is
headquartered in Raleigh, NC. Visit www.rpath.com.
rPath is a registered trademark of rPath. All other brand names and product names are trademarks or
registered trademarks of their respective companies.
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