Over the last year, I have become intrigued by the rise of cloud computing. An increasing number of articles are being written on the subject, as a quick online search of the term will attest. More and more companies are taking a serious look at cloud computing.
Last summer, IBM launched a study of cloud computing sponsored by the IBM Academy of Technology and led by our top experts in the area. The study was very positive about the opportunities of cloud computing for the IT industry. But it also highlighted the many challenges to be addressed in deploying cloud computing, especially in existing data centers.
So, what exactly are we talking about?