HP labs releases a tech report paper on their perspective of the future of cloud computing.
The abstract states:
“The key elements required to enable an ‘Everything-as-a-Service’ economy include technologies for servers, storage, networking and IT management necessary to deliver Infrastructure as a Service, technologies for a shared cloud infrastructure that provides enterprise-grade security, scalability and quality of service for delivering Platforms as a Service, and novel consumer and enterprise services for the cloud delivered as Software as a Service.”
Some papers focus on just the technical aspects of cloud but this one goes into a bit more about “why” and “so what”. After all having a cloud computing environment is “nice” but doing something with it that couldn’t be done as well before is really what is interesting. That’s part of the foundation for HP’s discussion of the instant-on enterprise.