The New York Times reported yesterday that the nation’s third largest telcom, CenturyLink, has announced plans to purchase the data center services company Savvis for $2.5 billion.
This comes as no surprise to industry insiders who have seen other telco giants like Verizon make similar moves recently.
Cloud computing is taking the business world by storm and major players from many industries are making big moves to be a part of what some are calling the biggest revolution in computer technology since the invention of the desktop computer.
The most frustrating thing about the Times article is that they describe the cloud as:
… the practice of using the Internet to process, manage and store data on remote network servers.
No wonder our clients are often confused or misinformed when we begin discussing the cloud. That is the worst definition ever. We prefer this one:
companies leveraging cloud will be able to innovate cheaper and faster.
CEO – Kaavo