The Dust Settles at Cloud Expo West

Craig Winter

Like many, I see cloud computing following the big bang theory. For every historically disruptive new technology like automobiles, movies, the telephone and personal computers, there was an evolutionary cycle – an exciting but chaotic blast of new technology with numerous providers followed by standardization and a crystallization of the major players into the pillars of the industry. My experiences at Cloud Expo West last week showed me that cloud computing is shifting phases moving where ecosystem galaxies are forming.  Cloud based software is evolving from a small set of applications to larger, more diverse and complex workloads.  Developers are now discovering not just the things you can do in the cloud but the things you should do in the cloud.  We are moving from an age of IT managers concerned about getting fired for running production apps in the cloud to being fired for not running production apps in the cloud. Read more about The Dust Settles at Cloud Expo West »