There are three critical aspects of today's cloud that help deliver the speed of IT innovation and the business value companies need:
Greater IT efficiency: Public clouds give you capacity on demand, with pay-as-you-go pricing. You can scale out and provision automatically and quickly. With unified management and elastically scalable software-defined storage, your Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) becomes highly automated, making IT radically more efficient.
Increased developer productivity: Using Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS), you dramatically improve the speed of how your DevOps teams can develop and deliver applications, reducing request time for resources from months to minutes.
Improved business agility: With middleware as a cloud-based service, known as xPaaS, developers can create intelligent applications and integrate them with other systems. These middleware services—data virtualization, business process automation, business rules management, and mobile interfaces—simplify and speed development.