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Overheard – Frank Gillett’s cloud computing reality check



Posted by: Margaret Rouse
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Cloud computing
IaaS
PaaS
SaaS

Forrester’s Frank Gillett talks with Beet.tv about “cloudwashing.”  He does a nice job breaking down where the future might lie for cloud computing and unlike a lot of other pundits, Frank seems to have his feet on the ground (and not in the clouds).  Don’t miss this one.

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Thanks go to Dennis Shiao for recommending this video clip. My takeaway?  I need to keep an eye on three things: software as a service (SaaS), platform as a service (PaaS) and virtual infrastructure as a service (usually shortened to just IaaS).

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