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  1. i think this will help the companies to keep a check on piracy. It will be difficult for people to use pirated stuff as it will be checked every time you log in on the web

  2. Glenn Johnson Tuesday, June 22, 2010

    The ability to rapidly develop and deploy cloud applications will be a key competitive differentiator over the next few years.

  3. Casey Daines Tuesday, June 22, 2010

    All these companies listed are large scale cloud providers. What about the more small business oriented providers like Egnyte.com. I’m a CPA and I’ve been using Egnyte for just over a year now with client’s extremely confidential information and I never have to worry about privacy issues and its not too expensive.

  4. Casey Daines Tuesday, June 22, 2010

    All the companies on this list are the mega movers in the cloud right now, but the smaller business oriented services are much more practical for people who need reliable security. I’m a CPA and I’ve been using Egnyte.com for over a year now, its made sending confidential materials to clients much more worry-free than the post office or email.

  5. your diagrams are inaccurate. the last diagram shows a tiny pixel and that huge square. by using a shape instead of a bar you are leading people to believe that the scale is measured in the objects area, but it is rather measure by the length. .8/35 = ~44, the difference in area on your last graph are obviously much greater than 44x, please dont distort the truth with misleading diagrams

  6. I can see why cloud is becoming popular, but one of the great things about owning your own server is having control over your data. It’s not hard to imagine someone selling off your information and data to the highest bidder. It happens enough already, I’m not sure I would want to trust my personal data to someone else. I’m sure some cloud computing companies are trustworthy, but others are not.

    Plus, a large and well known cloud computing corporation is a very tempting hacker target. Security is only so good, and people will find a way in. Having such sensitive information in such a high profile location might actually be asking for trouble. I don’t care how good you say your security system is, people will find a way.

    1. hi Jordan,

      what you have stated above is true but it is applicable also to the privately owned servers, if someone wants to hack into your systems, that you own and run privately at the premises of your own company, they will find a way as well!

      Security will always be an issue for cloud and non-cloud computing. but the cost between the 2 will vary tremendously!

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  9. Hemanth Setty Wednesday, June 23, 2010

    We have just recently launched the Cloud Taxonomy (www.cloudtaxonomy.com). The Cloud Taxonomy is a classification of cloud based services with an aim to provide a central repository of vendors and facilitate dialogue between developers and vendors. We invite you to join the conversation and become an active member of the site.

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