Is Cloud Computing An Over hyped Technology?

“Over hyped” is in the eye of the beholder for Cloud Computing (specifically SaaS).

Cloud Computing is a SP cloud computing service. A public cloud (a service that offers hosted virtualized applications and an internet connection to end users) that anyone can access via a web browser.

Cloud computing is also a service; A private cloud (an identical service to the public one, with maybe some added convenience -think cloud-based email or a shared calendar) that anyone, can access via a web browser.

So, is SaaS over hyped? Maybe…but maybe not.

SaaS: The Meltdown

So, I was discussing this with a few SaaS cloud business builders and they all agree…that the hype is real.

The real issue is that many of the so-called witnesses to the cloud’s demise are just hype.

IBM is throwing its weight behind bluetec technologies and is working on its own open source platform called CloudStack. Among other things, CloudStack will enable “companies to quickly deliver their own personal cloud-on-demand services, without the high latency and high cost” required today by cloud convinceers, according to an IBM white paper.

IBM states that it is looking to focus on the 80% of applications that are public or largely public among the organization’s 1,000 employees.

Another major player in the cloud computing market is Microsoft. Redmond released a new version of its Bing search engine that uses the cloud to deliver a more powerful experience, networking and other features.

In a joint operation with Yahoo, Microsoft also released hundreds of hours of video created by Yahoo Movie Studio to the cloud in Canopus Cloud. This was the first time that cloud computer technology (as opposed to the personal computer) delivers a serious movie experience. The colocation facilities that many major companies use either allow employees to leased personal computers with pay-as-you-go bandwidth or they have built their own data centers which can handle the workload.

Bing Cloud, which is actually the name of the company’s internal cloud computing group, handles all of the organization’s cloud computing needs. The Anacenter is run by EMC BRS, one of the world’s leading such cloud infrastructure companies.

Cisco is another player who is pushing its storage customers to think of cloud computing not only as a way to store their data, but also as a way to scale their IT resources quickly, and to reduce their carbon footprint.

via Gartner

The reputation and credibility of Cisco has taken a hit from the recent¬† reporting on the company’s plans of spending osure of a third of itsdigital signage business in favor of cloud computing. The company has lost its way in the industry and falls out of step with its customers

The reputation of David V. Dell, chief executive of Dell Inc., also sinks with the news of its share price that ruined profits for the second quarter as consumeroatWatch incident. The company’s market capitalization, at 128.4 billion, is the lowest for the second quarter of year,Source said.

Enterprises to consumer cloud computing is a field where anything can happen. Consumers can start investing in these new next generation modules with ideas and know-how that were discussed all over the web, without any hidden costs orreditation.

Generally, SMBs have been able to avoid softwareurchasing and licensing since the last two years by taking advantage of the unanticipated slowdown in PC purchasing. However, the trend continues in 2010. It is expected that online sales will double, and possibly even triple, as a result of the continued migration to “the cloud”.

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