A few days ago, Spirent released a White Paper titled “Overcoming the Challenges of Today’s Cloud Reality” (direct PDF link here). I thought it was quite informative and not (just) because I work for Spirent.
The document provides a high-level view of, well, the challenges of “the Cloud” (even acknowledging that “the Cloud” is an over-hyped, over-used, term). And as we all know, the challenges are many.
In short, if your job touches anywhere near virtualization, make sure to read that document. Make sure your boss reads it, because he needs to know the pitfalls ahead, and how the company can get help. In that sense, the White Paper clearly shows that Spirent understands cloud computing, virtualization and all the related technologies and is therefore a good partner for that endeavor.