The next big thing in cloud computing offers numerous advantages to the enterprise IT user, says Neo4j’s Jim Webber.
Cloud users benefit from shifting the responsibility of running hardware and software infrastructure to providers. They can leverage the economics of cloud elasticity and benefit from a fast pace of innovation from the cloud vendors.
Yet for a variety of reasons such as data security, cost, and infrastructure, contemporary CIOs in enterprises have tended to use a combination of their own data centers, private cloud, and (multiple) public cloud provision. While the debates of the cost-effectiveness of a multi-cloud strategy continue, the notion of ‘distributed cloud’ has recently entered the lexicon, stretching the discussion along an interesting new axis.