Cloud Whitepaper: Virtual Network Architecture Looking back at how the IT landscape has evolved over the past 20 years, it is amazing to see the striking parallel between the evolution of technology and the evolution of business. In the Client /Server era, it was normal for IT initiatives to take months or even years on end. This was reflective of the pace of business at that time; it seems the whole world ran at a slower pace as purchasing behavior was still dictated by the physical world and global competitors were separated by vast distances. As industry transitioned into the
“Private cloud is like a summer home, while the public cloud is a hotel.” – Part 1 This is something I said during a recent Twitter chat on 12 April focusing on the interactions between the public and private clouds, and how converged clouds may be the solution to several associated problems (the conversations are viewable on Twitter under the #convcloud hashtag and the resultant article is: “Waiting for cloud standards is like Waiting for Godot” ). In this article, I will explain why I said what I said. Let’s compare a summer home and a hotel on different parameters.
Cloud Computing: Business Model or Technology? There are many articles on the Internet about cloud computing, and I have written quite a few as well, covering all sorts of subjects from history to future trends, advantages, disadvantages, what it is, what is not, and the list could go on and on. Lately, there seem to be more and more people querying the nature of cloud computing services, is it really about technology as much as it is a business model? Of course, there are also articles describing the cloud as an over hyped marketing ploy, but lets just concentrate on