Cloud Battle Lines Are Drawn
By the beginning of 2012, there was no doubt that the cloud had arrived as the new technology shift, drawing with it developers, entrepreneurs, technologists and financiers seeking to ride the wave.
During the year, new and established companies alike fought to get in the cloud game. A wide variety of cloud service models took shape. Cloud standards emerged, as did the rise of public, private and hybrid clouds. For cloud computing, it was a year of rapid innovation, fierce competition and breathtaking progress.
Here, we take a look at the top cloud computing news stories of 2012.