Ever wish you saved a blog title for that ‘perfect’ eye-catcher? Well, I do. Last week I wrote about some cloud surveys talking about how financial institutions are using cloud services titled: CloudFucius’ Money: Trickles to the Cloud. I get to this week’s weekly entry and Ka-Chow (with apologies to Lightning McQueen) that would have been the perfect title to this entry. Oh well, as to not be included in the Department of Redundancy Department Hall of Fame, I had to be a little creative with something slightly different. And for all of you looking at the title and wondering, ‘Did this guy just copy his last blog entry?’ I can assure you, this is all new material so let’s get to it.
What is intriguing to me, errr CloudFucius, is that I had always thought – both my impression and what analysts have said – that cloud computing will never take over the world but is simply another option for IT with various benefits. Right now, that’s exactly what it is. With the announcements above, it sure seems like a lot of providers and investors feel that it’ll be a much larger force within the technology industry. Almost every technology company, including F5, are providing some sort of services that ‘play’ in the cloud. Many of us have also been to trade shows where the vendor booth is touting some ‘cloud’ connection and you look at them and go, ‘huh?’ How does that ‘enable’ cloud computing? ‘Ummm, we use the cloud to do this, that or the other thing.’