From time to time, I come across an article that I feel compelled to respond to. Yesterday, I read “7 Great Unsolved Mysteries of Cloud Computing” written by Joe McKendrick (an author and independent researcher covering IT trends and markets) in Forbes.com. Although McKendrick definitely offers some thought-provoking questions in the form of “cloud mysteries,” part of me feels these mysteries were already solved a long time ago.
What follows are the questions that McKendrick asks, my interpretation of his descriptions, and my responses to these mysteries. I’d love to hear your feedback on these mysteries and my responses, so be sure to leave a comment.
7 Great “Unsolved” Mysteries of Cloud Computing
McKendrick alludes to the 2010s as a “cloud computing migration.” A “migration” connotes a feeling of evolution, and I do believe that cloud computing is evolving through a natural progression (see “Riding the Gartner Hype Cycle Roller Coaster: Hang on to your Magic Quadrants!”) toward mainstream adoption.
But let’s take a look at the “unsolved” mysteries.