There are really two main schools of thought when it comes to cloud computing, those who are ‘kool-aid’ drinking believers and the rest who are blindly against the cloud.
I can tell you that I started out a few years ago as a disbeliever in all things cloud related and passionately worked to defeat the concept.
Today I have converted into a true believer in cloud computing and the question is, how did I make that dramatic shift in thinking?
In the movie The Matrix, the captive humans were given the option to live in a computer-generated world that reflected a paradise or nirvana.
However, the humans systematically rejected that peaceful reality and instead accepted a world full of greed, crime, violence and injustice.
Many times, I think life imitates art, as some business people in Austin and San Antonio seem to reject the possibility that IT support can exist in an absolute state of harmony where there is no downtime, productivity can dramatically increase and business continuity can withstand virtually any disaster with profits unaffected. Does this state of IT support really exist?