Posted on 06/25/13 by Cloud Calculator Staff
Confusion about cloud computing continues to dominate the landscape. For instance, during a recent Wakefield Research survey, only 16% of the respondents were able to correctly define the cloud. A stat that is made even more alarming when you consider that 29% of the survey respondents thought the cloud was somehow related to weather.
Even if you are not among those 29%, and instead have a working definition of what “cloud computing” means, your definition can still be at complete odds with someone else’s: And the trouble is both of you could be right.
And why is that? The cloud is available in an array of services and platforms. From hybrid to public to private and from SaaS to PaaS to IaaS, providers and buyers are using each of these terms when they describe the cloud.