Recently, I wrote a piece for Techwell.com that talked about the questions and concerns being raised by organizations interested in transitioning to cloud-based virtual training.
From the article:
Training organizations are always looking to provide software and technical training for employees and customers under the constraint of reduced budgets. More frequently, enterprises are choosing not to travel to remote training facilities and instead opt for less training or more cost-effective approaches. And of the more cost-effective approaches, one of the most viable options has become virtual training through cloud computing.
Traditionally, the emulation of a complex software application requires a training environment with multiple machines, specialized virtualization software, and complex IT infrastructure along with the skilled technical staff required to maintain it.
Since cloud environments make computing resources available on demand, instructors have access to a large, shared pool of virtual machines that can be accessed whenever and wherever they are required. Using self-service classroom management applications, instructors, and lab administrators can set up and tear down environments in minutes instead of manually configuring labs.
Read the full article at Techwell.com: Virtual Training Made Easy in the Cloud.
For additional reading on how virtual trainers are gearing up to use cloud solutions, see the following: