Today in Cloud

The possibility that net neutrality might be undermined by private agreements between stakeholders should have cloud computing users wondering what this means for them. If prioritization of certain traffic becomes reality, they had better hope their providers get in that preferred tier, or it seems logical that performance levels might decrease. Of course, if paid prioritization becomes reality, bandwidth prices likely will increase, so it’s a double-edged sword. At this point, cloud computing (save for Google’s cloud services) probably isn’t a big concern for the government, ISPs or content providers, but it certainly could become a big deal as enterprise applications increasingly move to the cloud.