Proof of Concepts made Easy with The Cloud

by Dec 24, 2014

As a Solutions Architect, there are times when you actually need to replicate customer scenarios, often becomes a challenge, unless you have your own data center to facilitate the same.

Well thanks to the Cloud, Pre-Sales Engineers, Solutions Engineers and Architects can now use the cloud to implement Proof of Concepts in a simplified manner.

This post will focus on two primary aspects relating to a PoC.

1) IaaS –> Infrastructure as a Service

2) DaaS –> Database as a Service


The Infrastructure as a Service entails the setting up of your hardware environment needed for the PoC.

These would include but not limited to the following

  • Virtual Machines
  • Virtual Networks
  • Storage
  • Directory Services and many more

The Database as a Service entails the setting up a Database Platform in the Cloud.

The platforms currently supported are

  • Microsoft SQL Server
  • Oracle
  • MySQL
  • PostgreSQL
  • IBM DB2
  • Sybase ASE and many more!

In future posts we will cover how to setup a Database in the Cloud.

Wishing y'all a Very Merry Christmas Eve! and Merry Christmas!