Ok, I gotta get this off my chest. The Internet has been known as “the Cloud” for almost as long as I’ve known it as the Internet. It’s not some new cool buzzword, it’s been around for ever. Seriously, can you ever remember seeing a network diagram that referenced the internet as anything other than a cloud?
Grand then, we’re all agreed it’s not some magical way to save money by throwing more money at it. Like all these things it takes a bit of thought, planning and most importantly research. If you’re going to invest money on cloud anything, do yourself and everyone else a favour and invest some time and energy in educating yourself in the con’s as well as the pro’s first.
And for god sake, don’t base your decision on what the guy selling it to you is telling you, get independent advice from experts in the field (yes, people with 10K+ hours of experience, that’s at least 5 years of full-time working in the field) that you know and trust. Otherwise, give me a shout, I have these great “Cloud Gates” you might be interested in investing in