The U.S. Open Tennis Tournament and Cloud Technology

Sporting events are periodic events that suddenly demand lots of information technology resources and a good example where cloud technology can be applied effectively.
At VMWorld, a marketing executive from a technology company asked me what kinds of workloads were inappropriate for the cloud with today’s technology. Core banking and manufacturing execution systems immediately came to mind. Banks do not want their security compromised, and manufacturing plants do not want any downtime. Current cloud technology is not ideally suited for these applications.

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