Let's Get Cirrus About Cloud Computing

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Scattered clouds

So where is this "cloud" physically ... in meat space.

I went to find out. First, I started with a very helpful grid courtesy of John L. Willis's IT Management and Cloud Blog at http://www.johnmwillis.com/cloud-computing/cloud-vendors-a-to-z-revised/. That provided the names of the known vendors and what they provide.

The next question was, Where were they providing these services? That is, where were the actual data centers located? I got that from a combination of company web sites, regulatory filings, my own industry experience and a fantastic online resource called Data Center Knowledge at http://www.datacenterknowledge.com/.

Here's what I came up with ...

Now, I don't guarantee that this is 100% correct. It's just a first pass. I'd appreciate any comments or corrections.
Have a better day,

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A 20 year veteran of the storage industry, Rich has been a business leader in product marketing. He has seen the industry change from backup on 5.25" floppies to 10,000 cartridge tape libraries with every tape "standard" in between. Rich has supported 5.25" 30MB hard drives and launched disk arrays with hundreds of drives. Most recently, Rich has focused on business continuity and disaster recovery.

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