At Cloud World/Open Source World earlier this month I grabbed some time with Forrester’s “Mr. Cloud” James Staten. I wanted to get his take on Cloud Computing and what was hot and what is not. Here is the result.
Some of the things James talks about:
- How the conversation about cloud has changed over the last year.
- He spends a lot of time telling people what the cloud is not.
- The three things they’ve learned (coming soon to Forrester report near you):
- First thing to do in the cloud is test and development
- Organizations can take short term web promotions and marketing efforts and drop them into the cloud (witness Wendy’s 99c promotion)
- Put apps that are triggered by revenue into the cloud
- Rather that “Public vs Private” clouds, Forrester segments it into “internal vs. hosted vs. public
- Cloud is not an all or nothing proposition, it’s another tool in the toolkit.
Pau for now…
Whole heartedly agree with your last bullet here:
Cloud is just another tool in the IT tool kit.