One of the things that will become more apparent as cloud computing continues to evolve is that each cloud service is going to become a centralized hub for managing information. This brings the challenge of managing multiple information hubs, both on the premises and in the clouds.

IT Business Edge brought this topic to our attention in their article, “Data Management in the Cloud.” One solution to this challenge came from Dell, who recently rolled out the spring edition of the Dell Boomi Atomsphere middleware service in the cloud. This edition can support hundreds of gigabytes and more intelligently manage the transfer of data to and from the cloud to reduce network bandwidth charges.

Regardless of the chosen solution, IT organizations would be well advised to start thinking about creating a long-term data management strategy that assumes that cloud computing services are going to be a fundamental element of the overall plan.

Melody K. Smith