Cloud computing has indeed changed the landscape of IT, but there are consequences that CIO’s absolutely must take into consideration. Cloud Connect Santa Clara 2012’s conference chair, Alistair Croll, founder of Bitcurrent, shares his take on cloud computing and the unintended consequences that CIO’s face in his Information Week post.
1. A move up the stack
There’s less value in business users maintaining individual machines and setting up servers. What does that mean? They will ask for services rather than servers. They much rather code, test and launch with little worry about scale and availability.
CIO’s will face tough decisions on which infrastructure to choose. Analytics will play a key role in the final decision. Having the ability to see which infrastructure is most profitable, most adopted, and most resilient is invaluable.
3. Frequent spikes
With the shift to the cloud, more and more developers are learning to build for cloud infrastructures. Newer versions of applications created by developers will scale up and down, taking control of as many machines as possible for less time.
So what can CIO’s do to prepare for the above changes? Check out the rest of Alistair’s post to find out.
This brief overview into the challenges and solutions of moving to the cloud is just the beginning. If you’re interested in deepening your knowledge of the cloud, Cloud Connect is a can’t miss event that will take place in Santa Clara, February 13-16.
Also featured at Cloud Connect are a series of rapid-fire keynotes presented in a TED talk fashion. With plenty of new concepts and ideas circulating the conference, you won’t want to miss this opportunity to refine or even redefine your knowledge of the cloud.
So what’s the next step for you? If cloud computing is your thing or if it’s something you’re looking to get a better understanding of, register for the Cloud Connect event. You won’t want to miss out!