By Jon Greaves on Jan 31, 2010.
Lets start at the beginning and talk about how Enterprises want to pay for cloud. While individuals/developers/2.0’s are more than happy to swipe a credit card and buy virtual machines, this doesn’t help your average Enterprise CFO. They require more documentation, control, and accountability for using the company’s financial resources. It would be very interesting to see a public company go through its SOX review and discuss how its infrastructure maps to this line item on the IT Managers credit card. Who gets the points? :-)