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Ben Kepes is a technology evangelist, an investor, a commentator and a business adviser. His business interests include a diverse range of industries from manufacturing to property to technology. As a technology commentator he has a broad presence both in the traditional media and extensively online. Ben covers the convergence of technology, mobile, ubiquity and agility, all enabled by the Cloud. His areas of interest extend to enterprise software, software integration, financial/accounting software, platforms and infrastructure as well as articulating technology simply for everyday users.

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One response to “Cloud is Simple. Well, It’s Real Complex but that Complexity Can, and Should, be Hidden from Users.”

  1. kowsik

    Agree with you that clouds are internally complex beasts. But externally, complexity, I think is in the eye of the beholder. For traditional enterprise IT as well as enterprise devs, the prospect of a non-HA environment can be seriously intimidating. Not to mention the scaling out vs. up difference. So taking an enterprise app and bolting it on to the cloud can make things look overly complex, because all of a sudden you have to [re]-design your app to gracefully handle failures [insert obligatory NetFlix blog here], worry about security issues and potential performance ungurantees caused by multi-tenancy. But if you are starting on a brand new app, consumer or otherwise, the cloud is a welcoming place where you end up building a simpler and resilient application with loosely coupled services that tolerates failures and scales beautifully.

    2 cents,