I started following and writing about topics like Amazon Web Services and mashups even before they were corralled under the "cloud computing" moniker. But today, cloud computing is one of the hottest topics in IT.
Much of what I write about the cloud drills down on particular aspects or is a reaction to some vendor's announcement. Here I'm going to take a different approach and take a broader look at where things stand today and some of the challenges ahead.
1. Let's get one thing out of the way first. Cloud computing is real. Yes, … Read more