Patrick Pushor

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It's little more than innate human nature to strive to control the environment around us. From macro-level examples, including the very democratic foundation of our governments, to things we do every day, our desire to control is evident in all aspects of our lives. Have you ever lined up in the automated check-out line at the grocery store even though a "manned" (gasp!) cashier was available? You're not alone. Why, then, is it any surprise that cloud computing - a paradigm that necessarily involves a demarcation of control and trust - is facing challenges in terms of enterprise adoption? IT departments are used to operating autonomously with respect to infrastructure-related projects and overall datacenter design. Vendors have fine-tuned their offerings to support the integration of third-party systems via multi-vendor standards in response to customer demand for a... (more)