Lew Moorman, President of Cloud at Rackspace and Chief Strategy Officer, recently did an op-ed for SandHill.com discussing how the cloud is enterprise ready. “Cloud computing is for everyone but not for everything,” Lew is often quoted saying and enterprises are slowly discovering which pieces of their IT infrastructure fit in the cloud and which pieces are optimal to keep in-house or hosted on dedicated gear. This hybrid approach allows businesses, small and large, to run more efficiently and save money where appropriate.
Lew goes on to discuss the various cloud definitions, the open-source movement into the cloud and the opportunities available for software vendors.
With the launch of OpenStack, enterprises can avoid vendor lock-in when coming to the Rackspace Cloud. It also serves as an opportunity for developers and vendors to offer services to enterprise customers to get their applications ready for the Cloud – from monitoring to integration to scaling and more. Click here to learn more about OpenStack.