There’s a big misconception in the business world today about what the cloud is and why it matters so much. Here’s an effort to provide some clarity.
Many people have a fuzzy image of the cloud as a new place where all their applications, network services, and other IT ‘stuff’ resides. In their minds, it’s a big server farm out there somewhere that is replacing the datacenter down the hall.
Sure, those big server farms do exist, but that’s not what’s important here. The whole key to the cloud, and why it’s so transformative, has nothing to do with location and everything to do with flexible capabilities.