Steve Rubel, in his blog, has a new post with somewhat provocative title. He talks about recent shutting down of some of the Cloud based applications and calls it “Bloodbath in the Clouds”. A part of his post is a bit of exaggeration but he has some valid points. I thought I will pick on this post a little bit.
Steve talks about recent shutdown of some of the SaaS applicationsoffered by both thesmaller players as well as the leaders in this field. He argues that there is a bloodbath in this field and one has to be very careful in choosing the cloud providers. I disagree with the first part where he characterizes it as a bloodbath but agree with him on the fact that we should be careful about how we choose the vendors.
The whole world is undergoing some sort of economic meltdown and its impact in US is prettyhuge. As a result of this, we are undergoing some correction and it is inevitable that we will see many failures resulting in the shutdown of products and services. This is not unique to Clouds alone. It runs from desktop software companies to chain stores to airlines to banks. Any portrayal of such a correction to bea bloodbath in theCloud marketplace is not correct. It is an universal phenomena and Cloud computing also faces the brunt of this economic meltdown.
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