What the latest cloud explosion really means | Cloud computing – InfoWorld

From InformationWeek, in response to last weeks cloud price drops….key takeways from this article:

“Cheap cloud capacity makes the all-in cloud practical, and the enticement of Sustained Use Discounts makes it less likely new businesses will eventually migrate their cloud deployments back to local infrastructure.”

PaaS is the hottest area of the cloud right now. Enterprises are actively exploring public-cloud PaaS for building new, customer-facing applications — and many are looking at on-premises PaaS as well.  Inside the enterprise data center, PaaS is poised to replace the application server, ushering in scale-out architecture and support for multiple languages.”

“That’s the new software model: Native clients where they’re needed for the user experience, JavaScript where it isn’t, and back-end functionality in the cloud.”

via What the latest cloud explosion really means | Cloud computing – InfoWorld.

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