Build it Right: Avoiding a Crash Course in Cloud Architecture

By Adam Stern |

For tech-savvy small business professionals, the need to get the cloud right has become Job #1.  Although the cloud may be here to stay, there’s nothing fixed or “commodity” about it.  Designing it, deploying it and operating within it are non-trivial pursuits, whatever the size and scope of your operation.  

Overall, the cloud as an environment for serious business computing shows little sign of dissipating. Per market researcher IDC, about half of IT spending was cloud-based last year, “reaching 60 percent of all IT infrastructure and 60-70 percent of all software, services and technology spending by 2020.” As Paul Maritz, CEO of Pivotal Software, put it, “cloud is about how you do computing, not where you do computing.” 

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