The Cloud Middlemen


At the Cloud Computing Expo East conference held in New York City in April, self-effacement was a noticeable theme. Despite the fact that this was a gathering of cloud computing vendors and zealots, keynote speakers such as Duke Skarda, vice president of information technology and software development at The Planet — a dedicated server hosting company — acknowledged that the marketing hyperbole surrounding cloud computing has only given ammunition to critics who label it as an impractical solution that can never really deliver on all the hype.

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