Cloud Computing: The story of Yamaha should terrify HP, Dell, Cisco, and anybody else who sells hardware

Grazed from BusinessInsider.  Author: Julie Bort.

"Cloud computing is going to change everything whether you like it or not," Vimal Thomas, vice president of Yamaha of America tells us. "Get in front of it before it starts landing on top of you."  Thomas ought to know. He completed an unprecedented project to move nearly all of the company's 200 computer servers to Amazon's cloud, Amazon Web Services, getting rid of his company's data centers and saving $500,000 a year in the process.
 
Nearly every company is using public cloud computing services like AWS these days (Microsoft, Google, and IBM also have similar services).  This is a market that will grow 21% year over year to $32 billion in 2015, and account for about one-third of all IT infrastructure spending, according to IDC...
 
But very few companies are ditching the old way completely for the cloud. Most are simply adding cloud computing to the mix and keeping their own computer servers and software "on-premises" in a data center, when they feel that such tech would be too costly, or perhaps unsafe, to move to the cloud. So they are still buying their own hardware...

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