I came across this well-written post via Twitter — one man’s history and introduction to cloud computing.
It is not a full education but there are no buzz words and no new acronyms to learn. The author even works in references to Buddy Holly and Santa Claus.
Is the cloud for your business? It depends. If you’re hosting a simple website probably not. If you deal with tons of data and your internal data center fixed costs are fixin’ to go higher with every server and pipe you buy, cloud computing’s “pay for what you eat” model may be the way to go. Over the next ten years, we’ll continue to see a shift towards utility based billing no matter what you call it