This snarky comment in a Seattle Times blog summarizes the stability and security concerns people continue to have about cloud computing
“With the three largest cloud software companies (Amazon, Google, Microsoft) in the U.S. all having glitches in the same week, you’ve got to wonder if the NSA is updating its routers or something.”
Personally I am more excited about a milestone the Bessemer blog writes about (thanks to Jason Corsello for the pointer)
With 30 large public companies collectively representing more than $100 billion in market capitalization and $12.5 billion in estimated 2013 revenue
And Bessemer does not include IaaS or PaaS revenues or growing cloud revenues at Oracle, SAP, Microsoft and others.
But then I am biased.
This blog has been a big cloud fan since it started in 2005. My posts and books have celebrated cloud pioneers like Marc Benioff (Salesforce.com), Zach Nelson (Netsuite), Jeff Bezos (Amazon), Aneel Bhusri (Workday), Mike Manos (early architect of Azure data centers), , Narinder Singh (co- founder of Appirio), Sridhar Venbu (Zoho), Byron Teeter (Bessemer) and so many others.
It's good to see the their toil pay off in the milestone Bessemer points out. Personally I am salivating over another factoid they point out - Cloud penetration is still only 2% of IT!