What is actually happening in the real world
By Tony Lock
Seldom in the history of IT have CIOs faced a marketing barrage of hype comparable to that which is currently to be found billowing around the term “cloud computing”. It appears as if every vendor with any product or solution to market is compelled to employ one of the terms “cloud”, “IaaS” (infrastructure as a service), “PaaS” (platform as a service) or plain, simple “SaaS” somewhere in the stories they promote.
With so much energy being expended marketing the term, it is worthwhile looking at what is actually happening in the real world……