Update on enterprise cloud considerations
November 3rd, 2008

In a Yahoo!Tech report routed from InfoWorld, the question is pondered: Should enterprises reconsider the cloud? It turns out that the big enterprises are taking the lead in important ways:

With support for three of the major pillars of application development and deployment — Oracle 11g, Microsoft SQL, and open source MySQL — under its belt, Amazon.com appears to be anticipating a major move by the enterprise into the cloud. . . .

Why IT is wary of the cloud: Mission-critical fears
Yet CIOs and CTOs that InfoWorld has spoken to typically describe the cloud as not ready for enterprise-class applications. So why are Oracle and Microsoft putting enterprise platforms and apps on Amazon.com’s cloud?

David Mitchell, senior vice president for IT research at Ovum, says enterprises are simply not ready to deploy mission-critical apps in the cloud. “Would you be comfortable having taxation records online in the cloud? I wouldn’t,” he says.

When it comes to security, “with the cloud model the bar goes up dramatically,” says Vince Biddlecombe, CTO of Transplace, a logistics provider for the transportation industry. “Everybody’s concerned that their data gets protected.” . . .

Thanks, Pete!

Fatal error: Call to undefined function sociable_html() in /home/permutype/smartmobs.com/wp/wp-content/themes/smartmobs/single.php on line 36