Stacey Higginbotham wrote a provocative post that fired up a lot of people detailing 10 reasons why cloud computing won’t take of within enterprise. The post is great – but more importantly there are some exceptional responses from different players – both evangelists for and detractors of, cloud computing. The post and comments are well worth a read but briefly, Stacey’s 10 reasons are;
- Lack of an ability to datalog
- Generally based on a specific platform
- Reliability issues vs in-house data centre
- Portability issues (data accessibility and file formats)
- Environmental concerns
- Jurisdictional issues with remote and offshore hosting
- Issues around the speed of access with cloud based data
- The fact that large enterprises already have their own “clouds” within the firewall
- Bureaucracy issues – the conservatism of enterprise decision makers
All in all (and putting aside for a moment what your thoughts are about the post itself) this sort of discussion is what makes blogging such a powerful medium. It’s fast, harnesses the collective knowledge of some very clued up people, and is unconstrained by any one vested interest.
Read it and rejoice!