[LINK] Cloud Computing Services in Australia?

Roger Clarke Roger.Clarke at xamax.com.au
Mon Nov 7 16:38:52 AEDT 2011

At 14:22 +1100 7/11/11, Bernard Robertson-Dunn wrote:
>Standardisation is the elephant in the room. If you look at two of the
>larger players in the field, Amazon and Microsoft, their standardisation
>in the infrastructure  architecture space is new and different from any
>sort of current infrastructure or platform models. In other words, the
>cloud providers are saying: change your application architecture to suit
>our product/solution/service and you can use our product/solution/service.
>This means that moving existing applications to a cloud environment is
>not a simple case of moving files. It's a complex re-write.

That approach is PaaS, but in a form that suits above all the provider.

It's a blatant lock-in mechanism.

Unfortunately, many organisations are so bereft of internal IT 
expertise (not to mention common sense), and so incapable of doing 
whole-of-life costing (or even looking beyond the salesman in front 
of them), that some organisations will actually buy these offers.

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