Amazon says cloud computing is an indispensable enabler of seven important computing transformations. We hype-test the promises with a few reality checks.
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The reality is that markets mature and eventually level off, but given that it's early days for mobility, this is one area where CIOs facing big mobile growth might be wise to avoid continuous capacity buildout until the potential is better known. Once things do start leveling off, big enterprises with virtualized capacity will be able to shoulder predictable volumes more economically.
Multicloud Infrastructure & Application ManagementEnterprise cloud adoption has evolved to the point where hybrid public/private cloud designs and use of multiple providers is common. Who among us has mastered provisioning resources in different clouds; allocating the right resources to each application; assigning applications to the "best" cloud provider based on performance or reliability requirements.