My last post noted that the IT industry appears to suffer from cloud computing ennui, as the number of Google searches for the term over the past two years has dropped significantly. I also said that other evidence indicates that many IT users appear to have put cloud computing in the "done and dusted" category despite not really understanding it very well.
Stories by Bernard Golden
In the past, infrastructure deployment and application updates both slowed the development lifecycle. Now that cloud computing lets organizations provision resources in minutes, not months, it's time to alter the application lifecycle accordingly. DevOps can help -- but only if it extends beyond 'culture change' to actually achieve continuous deployment.
I came across a link to a new report from IDC called the "2010 Digital Universe Study". The report echoes what we've been telling our clients for the past year: the projections of the past few years about the growth of data significantly underestimate how much data is going to be created.