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Mark Atwood
Thoughts on moving to Cloud Computing
I see three stages in the adoption and the evolution of the adoption of cloud computing:

1. Taking an existing application, and transferring it as is into a cloud provider. This is "forklifting".

2. Taking an application, and wrapping it up in cloud based provisioning and backup. This is the business space that RightScale and Zmanda help with.

3. Developing applications that implictly assume they are running in a cloud environment. I see a lot of talk of this, but not all that many running yet. But very soon they are going to be everywhere.

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lishablog From: lishablog Date: April 23rd, 2009 09:05 pm (UTC) (Link)
I've seen a bunch of #3 going on here in the Israeli startup space, but I hate to admit that I can't think of any names right now.

Oh, except face.com. The requirements of face.com's face recognition, and the fact that it's searching bazzillions of photos on (also cloud-based) social networking sites, means that they are built specifically to live in the cloud.

I'm sleepy or else I'm sure I could think of some other names. ummmmm... *shrug* I'll come back later when my brain is working, k?
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