A word of warning, though: Do not be thrown off by the term itself - there are still servers involved! Andreas Mueller of API Talent explores this emerging technology space.
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Hybrid will be the most common usage of the cloud — but this will require public cloud to be part of the overall strategy.
Amidst the overwhelming buzz of cloud computing, IT decision-makers must sort the reality from the hype to determine where cloud might provide business value for their organizations. Cloud is an important development in the landscape of computing options-to the point that most organizations will one day use cloud or cloud-like offerings-but there's no guarantee that cloud is right for your organization right now. For example, many of the most-talked-about usage scenarios for infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) entail specialized situations that few enterprises can relate to. On the other hand, there is real value, and your business may be able to achieve substantial benefit from cloud computing.