At the start of last year, Gartner was predicting that by 2011, early technology adopters will forgo capital expenditures and instead purchase 40 per cent of their IT infrastructure as a service . . .. Cloud computing will take off, thus untying applications from specific infrastructure. To judge by the phenomenal growth rates experienced by some of today's public cloud offerings, this may have been a conservative outlook.
C. K. Lam is regional enterprise solutions manager of Juniper Asia Pacific.
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