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Silver Clouds, Dark Linings: A Concise Guide to Cloud Computing by Stephen G. Bennett, Archie Reed

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Chapter 2. Evolution or Revolution?

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The biggest risk to any new project—Geek and Poke

Most agree that cloud is an evolution of existing technologies and business models. Those who don’t are generally marketing something.

In this chapter, we look at the new and somewhat unique group of capabilities ascribed to cloud services. In so doing, we contrast our discussion that focused on the benefits of cloud services in Chapter 1, “Introduction to Cloud Computing.” The approach is to examine the dark linings, those critical concerns that need to be addressed in a cloud initiative.

As noted in Chapter 1, there is huge potential to create revolutionary ...

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