When tame research reports attack

By Scott Wilson, January 22, 2013 2:26 pm

I frequently make fun of "research" reports sponsored by the obvious recipients of the recommendations that are supposedly objectively arrived at therein, but every once in a while, you find that either by accident or subterfuge a report sponsored by a major player can come out that actually undermines that company or product. Such appears to be the case with the new "The Economics of the Cloud" paper from Microsoft.

Phil Wainewright talks about the bullet points from the white paper and none of the conclusions will be any surprise to anyone who has put more than a couple minutes of consideration into the relationship between multi-tenancy and cloud computing efficiencies. It is, however, something of a let-down to proponents of Microsoft's own "Software+Services" mantra that has repeatedly emphasized the ability for organizations to make us of "cloud" computing in their own private data centers. If it's private, it's not cloud.

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