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- Webtorials State-of-the-Market Report
- Jim Metzler,
Cofounder, Webtorials Editorial/Analyst Division
This is the second of two closely-linked reports on the topic of cloud computing. The first report identifies the value proposition, the goals
and characteristics of a cloud computing solution. That
report also provides an overview of existing cloud computing solutions,
including some representative pricing and service level agreements. Throughout
this document that report will be referred to as The Cloud Computing Guide.
This document identifies the
current and planned use of public and private cloud computing solutions. It also
identifies the risk associated with cloud computing. The purpose of identifying
these risks is not to throw up roadblocks relative to the adoption of cloud
computing. That follows in part because relative to cloud computing, the biggest
risks accrue to those companies that don't implement any form of cloud
computing. It also follows because the identification of the risks associated
with cloud computing is intended to enable IT organizations to implement
appropriate risk mitigation strategies so that they can implement cloud
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