The cloud debate vanished. I will rememeber 2011 as the cloud POC year. We all “ran” this proof of concept and most of us agree that cloud computing just makes sense.
While cloud adoption is the first priority for all IT organizations, the service vendors will need to prove infrastructure improvement and strength. 2012 will be the year where cloud issues will be solved. Cloud technologies’ infrastructures will become better and the whole cloud environment will become more robust.
Check the presentation below. It includes some screen-shots of the most famous outages (Amazon AWS, MS 365, Gmail, etc.) and the common performance issues (Twitter, Linkedin). I hope that these will occur less and that past experience will support future evolution.
I wish you a great and happy new year. A year of happiness and success.