Getting started with a cloud-based service is relatively easy, and a number of webcasts and white papers from Zenith already describe that process in detail. But what is more difficult is how you can better use these cloud services and make them a part of your overall IT operations. In this paper and the accompanying webcast, we look at ways that you can better govern your cloud deployments and make use of the best practices of IT that you use for your own servers. We’ll look at three specific areas: how to secure your virtual machines, how to keep track of costs of your virtual infrastructure, and how to automate various actions. We’ll also introduce you to what Zenith has in the cloud computing space as well.