We talk about the cloud all the time so it's easy to overlook what the differences are between traditional servers and a cloud infrastructure.

In a guest post this week, Joe Master Emison makes the distinction but says that many companies are doing it wrong. They are not adapting their cloud infrastructure to a cloud environment.

Emison writes:

More and more companies are moving from traditional servers to virtual servers in the cloud, and many new service-based deployments are starting in the cloud. However, despite the overwhelming popularity of the cloud here, deployments in the cloud look a lot like deployments on traditional servers. Companies are not changing their systems architecture to take advantage of some of the unique aspects of being in the cloud.

What does your cloud infrastructure look like?