Virtualization: Sunny Days with Cloud Computing -- Another Kusnetzky Group Paper

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"Cloud computing","Mesh computing", or "Elastic Cloud Computing" are all terms that really boil down to an old idea being implemented using new technology.

Kusnetzky Group, Inc. today posted Sunny Days with Cloud Computing, another position paper intended to review the forces changing the market for information technology in general and virtualization technology in specific. These position papers are written by the well known software analyst, Daniel Kusnetzky, who is now the Principal Analyst and President, Kusnetzky Group Inc. This paper can be found on the Kusnetzky Group, Inc. website.

http://www.kusnetzky.net/publications/ImpactPapers/20080520%20Cloud%20computing.pdf

Paper Overview

Some of the strongest and loudest proponents of "cloud computing" are suppliers of hosting services and software for development and deployment that are hoping to sell products and services to organizations worldwide. Their throw-everything-away-and-start-over-with-our-products approach promises lower costs, higher levels of reliability and availability and often doesn't mention that this idea has been tried again and again in the history of computing only to have organizations take back some or all of their processing due to concerns about security, privacy, performance or cost.

Organizations are clearly moving in this direction one application at a time on their own as new applications are developed. They're choosing to support Web-based user interfaces rather than using custom or proprietary client software. They're just looking for ways to integrate the concept of cloud computing into their IT infrastructure, when and where it fits, not allow some supplier to insist that they change what they're doing to fit into their infrastructure. In the end, organizations are going to "own" their own cloud even of portions or, perhaps, all of it are hosted on external systems.

While "Cloud Computing" is the newest catch phrase, it's important to remember that organizations are deliberately adopting more general, lower cost, highly interoperable technologies that make it possible for them to choose to use external services or systems.

About Kusnetzky Group:
Kusnetzky Group LLC brings decades of experience in all areas of the solution life cycle. It offers deep expertise in research, product planning, product development, and product marketing in the following areas: Virtualization technology, System software, Collaborative and personal productivity applications, Developing and deploying Web-based viral marketing campaigns. For more information, please visit http://www.kusnetzky.net.

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