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Published: 06 May 2013

Sometimes it seems like cloud is just the latest buzzword to permeate all IT conversations. And in some ways, it is. But it’s also much more than that, according to  David Linthicum, senior vice president for Cloud Technology Partners, and  keynote speaker at the Modern Infrastructure Decisions event in New York City last month. There are cloud computing practices that represent a fundamental shift in how IT consumes and delivers compute resources, he maintains.   Modern Infrastructure: Is cloud computing really that different from other major technology trends to hit IT? David Linthicum: It’s just one in a long line of macro trends. The moves from [mainframes] to mini computers to distributed systems were about reformulating how we consume and deal with automation within businesses. Cloud computing is nothing more than that--rethinking the models and how we’re consuming them. It has some neat stuff in it, but at the end of the day it’s the storage and the IO and processor and databases and application development --the same things we’ve been wrestling with ... Access >>>

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