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I found an interesting post yesterday from Colin Smith on TechRepublic on how Cloud Computing will change the role of the IT professional. He makes some valid points about the rapid shift to the cloud especially for SMB and the impact that shift will have on both the role of the IT professional and the role that IT outsourcing firms play in cloud application migration, development and management.
We have had a busy couple of weeks at Armada. In the past two weeks, we have published a couple of interesting articles on upcoming trends in cloud computing. Below is a quick recap with links to the full publications:
Cloud migration can be a daunting issue for companies with a number of legacy applications. In a recent article titled “Cloud Customers: Don’t Worry About Standards Yet“, Deborah Gage from DevX pointed to Armada’s CTO Vasa Dasan as a key voice of insight on this issue.

Today we complete our blog series with:

Myth #5: The biggest cloud vendors are the right cloud vendors
Of course, the best vendor for almost any solution is one that is established and well-tested. However, “cloud” is a hot field. Innovation can come from both the largest vendors or from well-funded and reputable start-ups. A more logical approach is to evaluate the right solutions based on your individual business needs and goals.

As we continue series of posts on common myths on cloud and how they affect your company’s cloud strategy, today we explore:

Myth #4 – Every application should reside in “the Cloud”

While many applications are a good fit for cloud, in general, it is a good fit for applications with a fairly standard and flexible configuration. Those relying on clustered servers, for example, aren’t good fits for cloud environments where they share resources with other customers.

In our continuing series of posts on common myths on cloud and how they affect your company’s cloud strategy:

Myth #3 – Cloud Computing requires a increased headcount and extensive retraining

While this myth is commonly held since many people fear the technical nuances involved in cloud, in fact, once an application is successfully ported to the cloud and integrated with legacy internal systems, the headcount required to maintain that application should significantly decrease.