Does IT outsourcing industry fear cloud computing?
Here are my thoughts; I think there are 3 reasons:
- There is a lot of value (money) in consulting/designing a technical stack, like which servers to buy, which networking equipment etc. All that goes away with a cloud. Cloud gives you all that on demand and on a click
- There are a lot of supporting technologies such as CDN, load-balancing, DNS etc., that requires a consultation/designing/deals, which all goes away (see CloudFront for example, or EBS load-balancer), so less work for the consultation guy
- There are peripheral services such as infrastructure management, uptime management etc. That is also taken away by the cloud service providers to a certain degree.