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April 27, 2010


Walter Adamson

Couldn't agree more with everything you say and saw your comments at The VAR Guy from where I googled you ("Small Business Servers: here today gone tomorrow"). "Private cloud" has hardly been here long enough for anyone to become jaded but I am well and truly already jaded, it's just a sales ploy to build on the FUD and them sell a comforting solution to capitalize on the self-interest of our IT brethren.

When the IT guy gets the call from the owner or CEO about Myth 5 (and I agree with you that this is the initial driver even though the CEO may say other things) what is easier than the IT guy going to the CEO with Myth 2 and then "solving" the problem with Myth 3. It's a salesperson's dream come true and they'll make a killing for the next 5 years or so, which is all to the point that it's money out of the customer's pocket which is not wisely spent.

IDC just reported that the private cloud server market will go from $2.6 billion to $5.7 billion by 2014, which is $3.1b of wasted corporate capital and why the sales folk are salivating over "private cloud".

My google didn't find you anywhere in the social networks where are you? I'm excited, after a lot of reading, to find someone of my own inclinations on this cloud transition.

Walter Adamson @g2m

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