OpenStack vs. Closed Clouds - The AOL Factor
Cloud computing is here, and it's real. It is, as we hear more often these days, The Future of Computing. If you're not yet leveraging cloud computing to streamline IT operations, you soon will be, or you'll be left behind by your competition.
All of this, in the dizzyingly accelerated pace of IT evolution, is old news. The question facing most CIOs today is not "should I start using cloud computing?" but rather "which cloud provider should I choose?" There are now a number of public cloud providers to choose from, and the list is growing quickly. There are various criteria that one might consider. I urge you to consider two new criteria: history and the future.