What a difference a few years can make. When we launched AppLogic and described how IT could use resources outside their own data centers to run their apps, many folks were initially very skeptical. Although Nicholoas Carr had written and spoken about this for a couple years already at that point, more than a few told us we were nuts. Our ideas on packaging operating systems into appliances was even more controversial at times, prompting some heated blog posts. It all reminded me of the old quote “If (your idea) is original, you will have to ram it down their throats.”
Of course, today cloud computing has become one of the hottest topics in technology, and the current economic climate is only accelerating that interest. As IT shops in companies large and small try to do more with less resources, they are looking to cloud computing for its flexible resource usage, low capital costs and ease of management.
Join 3tera and Forrester Research Principal Analyst James Staten for a free Webinar on March 4th as explore the new frontier of global cloud computing. Jame will discuss what he’s learned from enterprises that are looking to build their cloud strategy about their concerns and considerations. In addition, we’ll also demonstrate some capabilities of the global cloud live, incorporating both public cloud services and private clouds behind the corporate firewall.