Cloud Computing: Marketing Hype or Sound Business Strategy?
Building a house is difficult and costly. That's why a family with two children would most likely not request a house with eight bedrooms "Just in case." And rarely are homes built with three dining rooms and an extra kitchen just to handle the annual holiday get-together. These spaces would sit underutilized for most of the year, and the time and costs associated with them would not fit most budgets. Building an enterprise infrastructure can be equally challenging and costly. Yet most business infrastructures are intentionally overbuilt, as IT routinely deploys extra server capacity that sits unused for 10 months out of the year.