Is the Cloud Really Just the Return of Mainframe Computing?

Otey, Michael
May 2011
SQL Server Magazine;May2011, Vol. 13 Issue 5, p5
The author reflects on the initiative of businesses in the U.S. to hold off on moving to cloud computing. He stresses that cloud services harken back to an era of computing that fell out of favor. He also emphasizes that businesses and end users wanted more control of their computing resources. Moreover, he argues that cloud computing moves much of the control of the computing resources away from the end users they service.


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