Deflating the Hype Behind Cloud Computing

In a lot of ways I’m leery of the recent trends towards converting traditional products that you buy once and own into services that you have to lease every month, and hosting data with centralized corporate networks instead of locally,¬†so I appreciate¬†Mark Maunder’s post on his experiences collocating his company’s hardware instead of using the cloud. I think there are valid cases for the cloud, but there are also a lot of drawbacks that get dismissed in all the hype surrounding it.

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