Peter Ashwood-Smith, Huawei
Cutting through all the hype, buzzwords, and glossy literature, cloud computing’s most widely touted value is that unless you need to use something 100% of the time, sharing is less expensive than owning.
This concept is not new; we use it in our daily lives, e.g., when we travel, when we rent hotel rooms, and when we rent space on aircraft. Although we would love a home in every city or our own private jet, it is not feasible for most people.
This sharing to save money concept is now all the rage in the guise of cloud computing, but if you learn only one thing about the cloud going forward, this particular value by itself would mislead you because while what drove ...