Cloud Computing changes everything

    "This will completely change the paradigm of how IT purchasing decisions are made, and even what type of technology can be brought to market." If you need further proof of this, I came across a recent news article--German hacker uses rented computing to crack hashing algorithm. He uses Amazon's E2C cloud service to supply the computing power needed, for which he pays a grand total of two dollars per crack.

Author(s): Dan Ducey

Published: November 24, 2010

World War Two Era Forward Observer (European Theatre)

 

    Recently, Jeff Hine wrote a blog post - "Cloud changes who pays for IT - And that changes EVERYTHING!"

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"The user knows exactly what they pay, the enterprise knows the cost, and the user will either self regulate or run out of money.   This behavior will drive innovation.  No one will be on the fence anymore about deduplication, virtualization, or using commodity hardware vs. high-end proprietary stuff.  Users will demand lower costs when every request forces them to make an actual spending decision.  This will completely change the paradigm of how IT purchasing decisions are made, and even what type of technology can be brought to market."

If you need further proof of this, I came across a recent news article--German hacker uses rented computing to crack hashing algorithm. He uses Amazon's E2C cloud service to supply the computing power needed, for which he pays a grand total of two dollars per crack. The full report on his project can be found on his blog.

If that cost metric doesn't perk your antenna up a bit, consider Apple's success in recent years.  One could argue that it is largely based on the enthusiastic adoption of their products by generation Y. The next generation of IT buyers and users won't think twice about using the cloud as opposed to buying hardware, and the coming wave of cloud adoption may well turn into a tsunami. Once the kids think your product is cool . . .

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