A great deal has changed in the cloud industry since 2000 when Peak 10 opened its first data center. We’ve pretty much seen it all and dealt with it all. But that was then, and this is now.
The cloud is no longer just an interesting way to reduce IT costs. Today, it is about transforming businesses, gaining extreme competitive advantage, interacting directly with customers in real time, and dozens of other game-changing possibilities. Unless you’re beginning with a clean slate as a new company or already are a devoted outsourcer, you’re likely to have a number of issues to resolve as you work through how cloud computing figures into your future.