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Pre-empting business strategies for cloud computing

C. K. Lam | June 30, 2009
This new computing model is creating a huge buzz of interest among service providers and end-users because of its potential to deliver major cost and operational benefits.

At the start of last year, Gartner was predicting that by 2011, early technology adopters will forgo capital expenditures and instead purchase 40 per cent of their IT infrastructure as a service . . .. Cloud computing will take off, thus untying applications from specific infrastructure. To judge by the phenomenal growth rates experienced by some of today's public cloud offerings, this may have been a conservative outlook.

C. K. Lam is regional enterprise solutions manager of Juniper Asia Pacific. 


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