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Cloud enablement is the process of creating, deploying and operating some or most of an organization’s IT infrastructure, software and resources through the cloud. Cloud enablement shifts in-house IT to a public, private or hybrid cloud environment. Cloud enablement service is delivered by cloud enablers or cloud service providers.
A cloud-enabled organization generally relies on a cloud provider for basic to enterprise grade IT solutions and services. Cloud enablement can have many different models and implementations. Typically, cloud enablement is achieved when the in-house data center or server infrastructure is removed and replaced by a similar cloud solution. This includes servers, operating system and business applications that are accessed remotely over the internet. Moreover, consolidating in-house servers for virtualization and building a private cloud out of it are other examples of cloud enablement.