Friday, April 02, 2010

cloud computing overview

due to Communications of the ACM: http://cacm.acm.org/magazines/2010/4/81493-a-view-of-cloud-computing/fulltext

This is a good overview that makes several key points that help with the definition of cloud computing, and related nomenclature and classification.   I believe that the hype around cloud is so high that many vendors and solution providers bend over backwards to define cloud computing so that whatever they are pitching is a key cloud component you can't live without.  Articles like this help provide a framework to sort out the clutter.

Their list of 10 obstacles and opportunities is particularly well-done and insightful.

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