Cloud Confusion

By Tony Lock

In this article we revisit some research conducted in 2008, covering perceptions of Cloud
Computing. We then consider how things stand today.

While there was genuine interest in “Cloud Computing”, it was nowhere near ready to
sweep all before it and reinvent IT Service infrastructures.

Bringing things up to date, a wide range of “data security” issues still need to be
addressed before many organisations will seek to deploy cloud services as major planks
of their business critical systems.


Tony is an IT operations guru. As an ex-IT manager with an insatiable thirst for knowledge, his extensive vendor briefing agenda makes him one of the most well informed analysts in the industry, particularly on the diversity of solutions and approaches available to tackle key operational requirements. If you are a vendor talking about a new offering, be very careful about describing it to Tony as ‘unique’, because if it isn’t, he’ll probably know.