Sunday, February 21, 2010

Cloud Computing - Revolutionizing IT Operations

This is the first in a series of 3 articles on how Cloud Computing will cause an IT revolution. In this missive, Bernard Golden points out how on-demand resource allocation will change existing IT practices and even organizations. As an example, he identifies how easy Amazon’s on-demand server provisioning gives users instant access to a seemingly endless set of IT computing resources. By comparison, internal IT departments have a series of hurdles (budgets, paperwork, discussions, planning, meetings, etc…) to overcome to get the same resources provisioned. The comparison is striking. While cloud computing may still be finding its way and many obstacles remain, over time it is clear this will be a radically transforming technology. Golden is right on the money in labeling cloud computing as a revolution. Read the article.

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