I get so, so tired of this. I write anything about any kind of cloud technology and I get these knee-jerk letters that say the cloud is just marketing garbage and it’s really just 1) client/server; 2) a data-center and/or 3) not worth thinking about. Please! Get a clue!
You can keep thinking like that if you like, but you know what? While many companies do indeed just paste the word “cloud” on what they’re trying to sell you, the cloud really does have a clear definition — thank you, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) — and the cloud is not just the same old stuff with a new wrapper.
If you keep thinking that, if you keep refusing to learn about cloud technologies, if you keep refusing to consider adopting them, you are not going to stay employed in IT for much longer.