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Comcast Outage, Cloud Computing and the Subprime Mortgage Crisis

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30th November

Few technology trends have captured as much popular attention as Cloud Computing. The level of hype associated with the ‘Cloud’ hasn’t been seen since the hoopla created during the Dot.com era. As a result, there has been plenty of debate about whether the Cloud Computing phenomenon is headed to a similar demise.

Of course, I can point to plenty of proof-points which clearly demonstrate the differences between the false promises of the Dot.com era and the tangible benefits of today’s Cloud Computing solutions. However, the recent Comcast outage raises an even more serious concern — are businesses moving to a far less reliable operating platform when they turn to Cloud services to support their corporate operations?

I was confronted with a similar question after giving a keynote presentation at the Connecticut Venture Group’s Software Industry 2010 meeting. A member of the audience suggested that the rapid adoption … Read More »

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