Cloud – it’s not rocket science

We have all heard of cloud computing and we all know what it does. It’s undeniable, the cloud has revolutionised IT and will ultimately replace a significant portion of today’s IT services. Yes, it’s here to stay.

With such a saturated and competitive market, vendors are offering an array of cloud models and services, which are relatively easy to acquire. Whether it is public, private or hybrid, enterprises’ choices in the cloud are endless.

Nowadays, they can even choose to adopt a private or hosted cloud today and a public cloud model tomorrow. Gone are the days when different “clouds” couldn’t be combined. While this may provide enterprises with more flexibility and the freedom of choice, it can also hinder their governance, control and oversight of their IT infrastructure.

Take NASA for example. NASA recently released a report, auditing its progress of cloud adoption between June …