Om Malik writing in Fast Company provides an optimistic look at the future of cloud computing. “If the growth so far is astonishing, the big boom is yet to come, driven by the increasing presence of sensors in our world, including next-generation weather monitoring systems and cars such as the forthcoming Tesla D.”
I particularly loved the turn of phrase he used to summarize the early stages of the cloud; it gives a nice nugget for those who ask, what is the cloud?
“In its earliest form, the cloud freed developers from thinking about hardware, storage, servers, and networking gear. Or, as technologists like to say, it abstracted the infrastructure.”