Reston, WV (PRWEB) March 20, 2013
Cloud computing is more than just a technology, according to the authors of the newly released "Cloud Computing Made Easy" book, now available on Amazon.com. It's a business model, and it's changing the game for businesses, startups and entrepreneurs everywhere.
In the pages of their new book, authors Dan Blacharski, editor-in-chief of Techie.com; and co-author Cary Landis, CEO of Virtual Global, analyze the history of cloud computing as a business model, and describe how it has changed – and will continue to change – the face of innovation, entrepreneurship, and the startup world. The authors say that the next great wave of startup activity, which will far exceed that of the dotcom boom of the '90s, has already begun. "This new wave of entrepreneurship is the result of innovations in the cloud, most notably, platform-as-a-service, or what we call the 'third leg of the cloud," said Landis. "These platforms take the mystery out of cloud computing, and give inexpensive, easy to use tools to entrepreneurs and startups everywhere – giving them everything they need to create, deploy, and sell their apps."
Landis, one of the original architects of the NIST reference architecture for cloud computing, explained that "it's time to make the cloud accessible. In our book, we explain many of the common misconceptions of the cloud, and describe why it is more secure than most on-site configurations." In the book, the authors explain in simple terms what the cloud is and how it works, why it's a disruptive force in business today, and just how this new model will bring in major changes in business and the economy at large.
"We're seeing a perfect storm," said Blacharski. "Enabled by the cloud, the entry cost for startups has decreased dramatically since the '90s. Those early Internet startups were spending millions on data centers, but today's startups need only spend a few hundred a month to have the same thing in the cloud. Besides the lower barrier to entry, the cloud itself has democratized the very nature of startup businesses in the IT space. Whereas just twenty years ago, staking a claim in Silicon Valley was almost a given, today's enhanced connectivity and open business model means it's just as easy to launch the Next Big Thing from just about anywhere. Silicon Valley has, by design, rendered itself obsolete."
Virtual Global is the maker of SaaS Maker™, an end-to-end platform-as-a-service (PaaS) offering, which gives innovators an "idea to revenue" scope for their development concepts.
Techie.com is an interactive website that produces meaningful, enlightening, inspiring, engaging, and entertaining content appealing to a broad cross-section of technology enthusiasts. Led by Dan Blacharski – an IT industry veteran, an entrepreneur, and an author on Cloud Computing – Techie.com is a participant in the World Accelerator, a dynamic, domain-driven business accelerator that is a function of World Media Group. Visit techie.com for more info.