Forget Heliocentrism - Embrace the cloud and Zeus-centrism

Grazed from NetworkWorld. Author: Zeus Kerravala.

In the early 1600s, one of my favorite historical figures, Italian astronomer Galileo Galilei, championed the works of one Nicolaus Copernicus and postulated that the universe was heliocentric. The term was named after Helios, the Greek god of the sun, indicating that everything revolved around him.

In the IT world, the cloud has become the center of the universe. And since Zeus is the Greek god of the sky, which includes thunder and cloud, it makes sense that CIOs should adopt a Zeus-centric faith. The cloud has indeed become the center of most organizations’ IT strategy, as it provides the unique combination of on demand scale, elasticity and agility that organizations need to execute on digital initiatives...

However, for most businesses, public cloud isn’t enough and they need to build a private cloud. This could be for mission-critical workloads or data that is highly sensitive, or they might just want to build a standardized, global platform...

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