From the VP of Application & Site Acceleration at Akamai

Willie M. Tejada

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IT executives are being asked to increasingly evaluate new cloud-based services to improve business agility while lowering operating and capital costs within the enterprise. Yet often very little is known about the “cloud” itself. How does it work? What new challenges does it present for the enterprise? While cloud vendors continue to roll-out new technology to capture the imagination of application development and IT organizations – one area continues to remain noticeably cloudy and overlooked – the cloud itself. The first of the two words in cloud computing is often not well understood. It’s almost always drawn very minuscule in pictures while dwarfed by the virtualized server farms providing on-demand computing power. Implying as if the cloud is secondary and works in a simple way – something goes in one side of the cloud and then shows up instantaneously on the o... (more)