In preparation for our upcoming webinar, Building the Cloud, I sat down with Michael Cote, from Red Monk, to get an experts view of what's going on. The plan was to have a short discussion but once we got started we ended up talking for close to 30 minutes. Michael had a lot of good information to share so I split the discussion into two to make it more manageable.
Here's what we cover during the first half of the interview:
- Pragmatic Cloud Computing
- Service oriented architecture (SOA) and the hype cycle - "Big Gigantic Awesomeness"
- Self-service and automation
- Price as a Driver
- The Cloud as an enabler for rapid feedback
Will post the second half shortly. Enjoy!