Nov 01, 2009
When it comes to technology these days, the cloud is the place to be. Cloud computing has emerged as a hot trend, right alongside virtualization and service-oriented architecture (SOA). Vendors are racing to cash in.
As a result, market misinformation abounds, creating confusion among organizations that might otherwise benefit from the new technology. And as with any emerging technology, much remains in flux. Standards are still evolving, prices and pricing models vary widely, and best practices are just being identified.
In the meantime, a number of myths already are circulating about cloud computing. This paper provides an effective definition of cloud computing and corrects six of the most pervasive myths.