In last week's poll, we asked what companies will be at the top of cloud in the next few years. The answers demonstrate the current state of the market and the perceptions about who we see as leaders.
We had more than 1,500 responses. Google had the most votes with 288. Amazon came in second with 202 votes and Microsoft came in third with a total of 148 votes.
This week we want to know if all this debate about the definition of cloud computing is really getting us nowhere:
:The other day I was reading some of his notes and came across this line of beautiful simplicity. a simple mapping: IaaS = servers, storage PaaS = middleware SaaS = applications
There now, that wasn't so hard was it? Now that is what I call a burger. The next time someone tries to take you through 30 slides explaining the cloud you can just nod sagely, and say... "ohhhh. you mean servers, middleware and apps. Yeah I get it."
Problems arise when there is no clear view about what cloud computing actually means. That's the issue now facing U.S. federal agencies. From next.gov:
"The federal government has pretty significant efforts going on, but one of the things we realized is that there were multiple flowers blooming and not a lot of guidance," said Eugene Huang, government operations director for the National Broadband Task Force, a panel of FCC officials, consultants and technology experts.
So, what do you think? Do we need to do a better job in defining cloud computing?