Tuesday, July 29, 2008

What is Cloud Computing? -- Another view

Irving Wladasky-Berger, chairman emeritus of IBM's Academy of Technology, recently wrote and article on cloud computing titled "What is Cloud Computing, Anyway?". The following is my interpretation of a few of the excellent points he made:
  • Well designed cloud computing applications completely hide the underlying software and hardware
  • Cloud computing is part of the evolution of the Internet
  • Cloud applications scale up to support billions of users, a scale far bigger than what has been done to date
  • Cloud computing represents the "industrialization" of IT infrastructures and datacenters
  • Enterprises need to embrace cloud-like methodologies now !!

The entire article is well worth your time to read first hand

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