re: Cloud Computing Is Still In Its Adolescence
I think something that needs to be considered is that as Web 2.0 technologies have evolved, so has IT pro's understanding of that technology. If asked, I would suggest that the only cloud computing plans my company has relate strictly to a private cloud. However, I would further suggest that my company has extensive plans for SaaS, IaaS, could storage and virtualization.
There's so much media hype surrounding cloud computing that most people no longer really understand exact what "cloud computing" means - it's become a term that's used, in some cases, to express any cloud related activity while in other cases it's a term specifically used to descrive cloud based elastic computing.
It also doesn't help that so many media publishers out there (not really this site but, certainly your competitors) only add to the ambiguity surrounding these topics with the language they use in articles written by authors who clearly don't fully understand the subject.
That's why it's refreshing, to me, to read this article. I think you really touched on something here that does a lot to describe the current state of cloud adoption. Thank you for sharing it with us!