Very nice article. Gave me all the ammo I need when my boss comes to get my take on this. Anti-risk and cautious defines us as a firm. Good read.
Originally posted on Gigaom:
It was the best of times, it was the worst of times. It was the age of clouds, it was the age of legacy IT, it was the epoch of commodity compute, it was the epoch of expensive private clouds, it was the Season of Amazon, it was the Season of IBM(s ibm), it was the spring of agility, it was the winter of security risks, we had everything before us, we had nothing before us, we were all going to change our paradigms, we were all going to resist the change — in short, the period was so far like the present period, that some of its noisiest authorities insisted on its being received, for good or for evil, in the superlative degree of comparison only.
Charles Dickens (who may be rolling in his grave) was right. When it comes to the debate on public versus private clouds or commodity versus legacy IT, there seems to be no room for nuance. So, while cloud and commodity IT are the way of the future, private Cloud and legacy IT are here to stay.