The article closely examines the evolution of cloud computing and analyzes the differences between the then and now in an attempt to determine the benefits of cloud computing.The industry predicts a bright future for cloud computing despite some of the challenges faced by technology. The article discusses the ever-growing popularity of cloud computing and the internet as a whole and analyzes how cloud computing will affect the software industry, such as how the shift from platforms may push application development. The article also mentions some of the challenges faces, and lists demonstrating economic returns as a main challenge for cloud computing. Sustainability also serves as another potential roadblock for suppliers. Despite everything, the future of cloud computing is still left uncertain.
Article Title: Cloud Computing, Fine Wine or a New Bottle?
Author: Jeffery Voas
Date: April, 2009