At Unlimited Priorities we’re strong believers in cloud-based computing. We’ve said “It’s transforming the way computing services are delivered by providing unheard of flexibility, increased reliability and drastically decreasing costs.” (See our Cloud Computing page.)
A post today by Scott Fulton on ReadWriteWeb argues that most apps today should be built in the cloud.
A key point of the article is this. As an application provider your business is to deliver service. Traditionally, applications delivered that functionality running on clients’ platforms. Running there, it becomes a slave to the browser and the operating system. Two major changes now make it possible to remove these constraints:
- Low cost highly available bandwidth makes it possible to run major parts of an application on a server.
- There’s a healthy and growing cloud platform market, with many players offering innovative and inexpensive services to support these applictions.
These two changes make it much easier for development teams in small to medium sized companies to focus their skills on the application not the platform it runs on.
The entire article, along with a list of platform service providers is here: