Is Cloud A Revolution Or An Evolution?

Filed in Cloud Industry Insights by Ben Kepes | November 20, 2012 8:45 am

CloudU Notebooks is a weekly blog series that explores topics from the CloudU certificate program[1] in bite sized chunks, written by me, Ben Kepes, curator of CloudU. How-tos, interviews with industry giants and the occasional opinion piece are what you can expect to find. If that’s your cup of tea, you can subscribe here[2].

One of the reasons for setting up the CloudU program and certificate was a desire to scale the one-on-one work I do helping small and large businesses and the people that work within them understand what the cloud actually is. This is made all the more necessary because of the messages these people get from different technology vendors – those who claim cloud is a solution for all the world’s ills, and those who claim cloud is just the same technology we’ve had before, but with a fancy new label on it.

I’ve long said that I believe cloud is revolutionary – primarily because it melds technical innovations (virtualization, the web, APIs, etc.) with new ways of doing business (a utility model, subscription basis, ease of use). Put these two things together and you have a revolution.

To help get this message across I filmed some video recently and had it animated to punch the message home – enjoy 2:36 of a justification for why cloud is indeed a revolution.

Endnotes:
  1. CloudU certificate program: http://www.rackspace.com/knowledge_center/cloudu/
  2. here: http://www.rackspace.com/cloud/blog/author/ben-kepes/feed/

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