Corporate world should calmly respond Munich/Berlin, June 16, 2009, on computer clouds cloud computing is among the inflationary used buzz words in the IT industry for about two years. The importance of fashion is profane and far from new: it includes the possibility to rent storage, computing power and software over the Internet. The user pays according to functionality, duration of use and number of users. Thus, companies can move their IT capacity into the grid. \”Save money on investment for the IT infrastructure and can act more flexible: for the prolific writer and permanent speaker Nicholas Carr the unspectacular scenario is sufficient to the era of the big switch\” to call out.
He predicted that large farms will replace the now-standard PCs, so that virtually no information and computing power will be available more offline. Long-established place deer such as Dell or Microsoft should thus fallen into difficulties. Cheap computing power, change the society as has become cheap electricity a hundred years ago. The oversimplification of the phenomenon of cloud computing meets opposition with experts. Carr the hype needed to preserve its market value as a speaker. His arguments often commute between big switch and bullshit.
That was already at his first media scoop when he has summoned the decline of IT departments\”, criticizes IT expert Udo Nadolski by the consultancy Harvey Nash. Cloud computing is models not new, and perhaps more as a continuation of the Gridgedankens ten years, namely the use of network resources, computing from the outlet or ASP. \”The reality is different, though: the performance is limited by the complexity of the applications\”, counters IT specialist Andreas Rebetzky, spokesman of the cioforums. She have always suffered the weakest link in the chain. And that changes at the camp: morning the CPU, I/O behavior and then maybe the network performance. We should return to the ground of reality and the Technologies available value-enhancing use rather than to compress the fog with slogans\”, called Rebetzky, CIO of technology specialists Bizerba.