Chapter 6. Reflections on Cloud Services

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A tough CIO asks more tough questions—Geek and Poke

So far, we have looked at the high-level models for cloud services and the key new attributes relative to traditional IT infrastructure or outsourced solutions. We have also looked at the worldwide changes occurring that have allowed these possibilities to exist. In the next chapters, we look at how to plan for using cloud services now that the common architectural approaches have been illustrated and a common taxonomy explored. In this brief chapter, we reiterate how important the understanding and strategic plan to use cloud services is.

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