This evening, I'm speaking at OTUG. The topic is "Clouds, Grids, and Fog".
There's no denying that "cloud" has become a huge buzzword. It's a crossover trend, too. It's not just the CIO who is interested in cloud computing. It's the CFO and the CMO, too. (Not to mention the CSO, if there is one.) Underneath the buzz, though, there is something real and valuable.
I will talk about the driving trends that are leading us toward cloud computing and how it differs from grids and software-as-a-service. I'll also talk at length about the architectural implications and effects of running your software on a cloud.
If you live in the Twin Cities, I hope to see you there.