Cloud computing for corporates Thursday, August 14, 2008
GigaOm blog has a good succinct guest author piece entitled "Is the Cloud right for you? Ask yourself these 5 questions" here.
It summarises the conclusions in a simple table
|Key Question||Enterprise Data Center Better||Cloud Services Better||Key Cloud Benefit|
|1) Demand||Constant||Variable||Scalable and On-Demand|
|3) Fungibility of Demand||Deferrable or Promotable||Not Shapeable|
|4) Users||Concentrated||Dispersed||Globally Dispersed to Reduce Latency|
|5) Applications||Batch||Highly Interactive|
Joe Weinman is Strategic Solutions Sales VP for AT&T Global Business Services. The views expressed herein are his own and do not necessarily reflect the views of AT&T.
Worth reading to help crystallise your own debate.