By annie shum | February 12, 2011
There was a time when every household, town, farm or village had its own water well. Today, shared public utilities give us access to clean water by simply turning on the tap; cloud computing works in a similar fashion. Just like water from the tap in your kitchen, cloud computing services can be turned on or off quickly as needed. Like at the water company, there is a team of dedicated professionals making sure the service provided is safe, secure and available on a 24/7 basis. When the tap isn’t on, not only are you saving water, but you aren’t paying for resources you don’t currently need.” – 2010, Vivek Kundra, Federal CIO
“Cloud computing is really a no-brainer for any start-up because it allows you to test your business plan very quickly for little money. Every start-up, or even a division within a company that has an idea for something new, should be figuring out how to use cloud computing in its plan.”- 2009, Brad Jefferson, CEO Animoto
“With AWS a new server can be up and running in three minutes (it used to take Eli Lilly seven and a half weeks to deploy a server internally) and a 64-node Linux cluster can be online in five minutes (compared with three months internally)…The deployment time is really what impressed us.” – 2009, Dave Powers, Eli Lilly Associate Information Consultant
“In the pre-cloud ERA, the cost of building software was so high that we often have to define a scope and leave out functionality which we feel doesn’t fetch the ROI for automation. Cloud makes whatever that was previously left out of scope as candidate for automation now! Thanks to simplification, access and affordability brought by IaaS and PaaS.” – 2010, Suresh Sambandam, Founder & CEO OrangeScape
“The end of ‘Fashion-IT’ – customers will only pay for value and not technology.
With the advent of Web 3.0 or Cloud Computing or platforms such as WOLF, what we are witnessing is that everyone can innovate. So yes, Cloud computing will turn the tables and fire up innovation and consumerism to the scale never seen before…” -2010, Sunny Ghosh, Director – Wolf Frameworks.
“Our industry is going through quite a wave of innovation and it’s being powered by a phenomenon which is referred to as the cloud. India will not only see a surge in cloud computing services but companies all over the world will look to India to support their transition to cloud computing.” – 2010, Steve Ballmer, CEO Microsoft