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The Realities of Cloud Computing
Cloud computing is not “the end of IT,” nor is it a waste of time
By: David Linthicum
Apr. 24, 2009 07:45 AM
I’m just finishing up a book on cloud computing and SOA, and found the process of writing the book to be a great catalyst for thinking through the issues surrounding cloud computing, as well as assisting my clients with their cloud computing strategies.
As I found, there are a few issues to consider with cloud computing:
My new book is promoting good architectural practices by leveraging what’s best from SOA and cloud computing. Hopefully I’m providing a balanced view, including when cloud computing is a fit, and when it’s not. Cloud computing is not “the end of IT,” nor is it a waste of time. You’ll find it’s value somewhere between the two extremes.
You’ll never hear from me that I believe you need to outplace your core information systems to cloud-based platforms, but you’ll never hear from me that you don’t need to look into it. Like anything, it’s a balancing act that requires you understand your own issues before you can implement any approaches or techniques to build a better IT infrastructure for your enterprise.
I’m exciting about the book. I think the market is in need of guidance at this point, or perhaps some good practical thinking for this exploding space.
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