Date Added: Oct 2009
An impending storm is coming. The cloud is looming large on the horizon. Cloud computing is one of the most talked about technology and business models for enterprise computing in recent history. Is it ALL hype? What is cloud computing? Why is everybody talking about it? What does it mean for the IT operations? A recent Forrester Research survey of 962 enterprises, 25% are budgeting for, implementing or already using cloud computing from external service providers. 22% are budgeting for, building or using internal clouds. So while there is an enormous amount of hype surrounding cloud computing, certainly more than for any technology in a long time, it's hardly a fad, and many feel cloud services will become more and more prevalent in the future.