The forecast is for more cloud

The term ‘cloud' may no longer be big enough to describe what it has now become: data centre computing on a global scale, writes Leslie Faughnan

2nd April, 2011

The future of data centres is in the cloud.

Alternatively, cloud computing is the future, and it is firmly anchored in high performance data centres around the world.

Cloud computing was a useful metaphor originally, suggesting powerful and global computing resources and access to them independent of specific machines and locations. As a technical term in today's ICT world, however, it is an over-stretched metaphor.

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