By Mark Rivington, VP of Technology, Nimsoft
Much has already been written and said about cloud computing. Many use cases have been tested, and the performance and cost benefits are now measurable. The notion that cloud computing will soon become an integral part of all IT strategies is evidenced by the fact that most enterprises have either begun to invest in it or have at the very least moved to the starting gate. Cloud computing initiatives are taking off at such a rapid pace that leading analyst groups such as IDC have forecast that by 2013 enterprises will be investing upwards of $44B in cloud-related IT projects.