Nathan Joyes | Friday, April 4. 2014
I've seen many news articles about the advantages of cloud computing over traditional local enterprise infrastructure, but the claims are getting more and more bold lately. We were early adopters of cloud technology, because we believed businesses were only involved in local infrastructure because they had to be. It was the necessary evil in order to take advantage of great enterprise software that empowered your business to grow. Nobody actually really enjoyed replacing hardware, installing patches and backing up data, except for those 'special' few called IT.
In his recent article, Peter Coffee calls the local server a relic of a time that’s almost unrecognizable today. Peter Bruzzese goes a step further and banishes the entire IT department.
So what about you? Are you still acquiring local servers, slowly shedding infrastructure, or already living in cloud computing nirvana? Check out these articles and leave your thoughts in the comment section below.