Here at ITKnowledgeExchange, we’ve been working furiously to bring together the best resources on what’s in store for cloud computing in 2010. It is, after all, a rather pie-in-the-sky concept and it’s impossible to even define what “cloud computing” means without stepping on someone’s toes. In fact, in a recent discussion with an analyst, I was told that cloud computing was progressing despite its image: When pared down to a specific offering (Backup-as-a-Service, for example) the cloud became much more palatable than general “software-as-a-service” offerings in opinion polls of IT buyers.
We’ll dive into why, and the who, what, where, and when, throughout the rest of February, and in the meantime take a look through this guide to cloud computing and let me know what’s helpful and what you would like to know more about.
Frequently Asked Questions about Enterprise Cloud Computing:
- What is the future of cloud computing?
- What tools does Microsoft offer for cloud computing?
- What would it take for you to jump into cloud computing?
- The best books on cloud computing
For a deeper dive, take a look at some of these excellent cloud computing book recommendations we’ve pulled together, or suggest your own:
Books on Enterprise Cloud Computing:
- Cloud Application Architectures: Building Applications and Infrastructure in the Cloud
- Cloud Computing and SOA Convergence in Your Enterprise: A Step-by-Step Guide
- Cloud Computing: Web-Based Applications That Change the Way You Work and Collaborate Online
Have another suggestion for this list? E-mail me at Michael@ITKnowledgeExchange.com or leave it in the comments.
Want to connect directly with experts? Read their blogs to hear straight from the horse’s mouth: The pioneers, chearleaders and critics of cloud computing are often just a click away, and we’ve helped to organize the best of the best.
Top Cloud Computing Bloggers:
The list is a work in progress, so leave a message in the comments if you know of a blog to add.
What else would make this guide useful to you? Let me know in the comments or e-mail me directly at Michael@ITKnowledgeExchange.com with any additions, corrections or suggestions.