Posted By Rich Miller On January 19, 2009 @ 3:02 pm In Cloud Computing | 4 Comments
Cassatt has been talking about how our software delivers the benefits of cloud-style architectures using your existing computer infrastructure since its inception in 2003 (arguably sometimes more eloquently than others). However, it’s had other names along the way. The problem we’ve seen is that none of these other terms had a Trout & Ries-style “position” in people’s heads. IT ops folks had no category to put us into. In fact, most of the terms (“utility computing,” “on-demand computing,” “autonomic computing”) have been greeted with a profound glazing of eyes at best. And extreme skepticism at worst, often accompanied with “I’m hoping virtualization will do that for me.”Jay says the cloud concept has provided a framework for thinking about new approaches to IT. “So maybe it’s a matter of semantics and nomenclature,” he says. “But it certainly feels to me like a step in the evolution of this market. And these things always do tend to evolve.” Just one more layer atop the pile of dueling definitions for cloud computing, and a reminder that one of the fitting attributes of clouds is that they have fuzzy boundaries.
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