McKinsey’s report of 15th April re cloud computing seems to be pointing out a few home truths re costs of cloud computing. In fairness there are now so many variations in cloud computing (and more to come) that generalisations become a little pointless. The Techcrunch review of the McKinsey report makes for interesting reading.
Seems to me that variants of the cloud have real appeal for smaller businesses, businesses not sure how much processing power they require for their web facing presences and business experimenting with new customer facing applications. Alos, wothout doubt, the ability to run ‘private clouds’ will have its application.