Lately, there have appeared many articles on the Internet about how the cloud is now approaching maturity, and definitely here to stay, so I thought we should have a look at the evidence and what it actually means.
The year 2012 is quickly approaching and I would like to add my thoughts about what will might see. I have nothing to add about the end of the world ending in 2012. My daughter was frantic about it several months ago but now even the teenagers seem to be moving on to the next big thing. I personally believe it will be a new beginning for computing technology, a big year for the cloud.
When AWS made Trusted Advisor free for the month of March, CloudCheckr took the announcement as an opportunity to conduct an internal survey of their customers usage. CloudCheckr considered the news an implicit acknowledgement of what many have long known: AWS is extremely complex and it is challenging for users to provision and control their AWS infrastructure properly.
Today, cloud computing is the result of a widespread adoption of virtualization, service-oriented architecture, and utility computing. The location of the infrastructure or software applications is no longer relevant for some of the end-users, who don’t want to thoroughly control the technical infrastructure that supports their activities.