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What are the benefits from using Cloud Computing services or platforms? Cost efficiency, shorter innovation cycles and scalability are frequently mentioned promises. However, the value proposition of Cloud Computing obviously depends on the corresponding business scenario. You cannot p...
Steve Bobrowski wrote an interesting whitepaper about the Force.com Multitenant Architecture. He describes multitenancy as a design approache to improve the manageability of SaaS applications and metadata-driven architecture as the choice to implement multitenancy.
What do the following companies all have in common: Amazon, Microsoft, Google, EMC, VMware, IBM, Sun, Dell, Akamai, SalesForce.com, NetSuite, and Activision. Answer: Cloud Computing. Merrill Lynch analysts reckon that by 2011 the volume of cloud computing market opportunity will amount...
Cloud Computing is not so much about SaaS (people already use Webmail, Google Docs, Salesforce, etc.). It is about virtualized hardware resources provided for developers as services on a pay-per-use basis. I do not understand how people can seriously argue they won’t go into the Cloud....
In an attempt to better understand the nature of cloud computing I tried to draw a classification of some companies and applications that spawn in the cloud. The heart of the cloud is what some people call Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS). The next layer is Platform as a Service (Paa...