Best Cloud Computing Quotes from Thought Leaders

The rise of big data is contributing to the rise of cloud computing.

The world is getting smarter and transforming the life cycle of companies. The evolution can be seen everywhere and no industry or sector is immune.

Companies are doing whatever they can to perfect their products and services to deliver what their target market wants by leveraging resources on Cloud.

So without further ado, lets read about what the thought leaders have to say about the future of information sciences and cloud computing.

The 15+ Best Computing Quotes from Thought Leaders

Here’s what the Thought Leaders have to say about the unique capabilities of cloud and what it means for the future of Computing.

Steve Jobs, Co-founder, CEO, and Chairman of Apple Inc.

digital hub (center of our universe) is moving from PC to cloud.

You’ve got to start with the customer experience and work backwards to the technology.

It’s faster in every case to talk to the server than it is my local hard disk… Carrying around these non-connected computers — with tons of data and state in them — is byzantine by comparison.

Marc Andreessen, Co-founder of Netscape, Board Member of Facebook.

In 2000, when my partner Ben Horowitz was the CEO of the first cloud computing company, Loudcloud, the cost of a customer running a basic Internet application was approximately $150,000 a month.


Vadim Vladimirskiy, CEO of Nerdio.

I started the cloud-computing firm Nerdio to transform the way SMB buys & consumes IT. It can be daunting — it requires high expertise, familiarity with lots of tech, and the vetting and testing of lots of vendors. My decision is to make that entire process completely obsolete — you don’t have to worry about OS, storage, etc., it becomes background, handled by someone else. We’re packaging a whole IT system into something that’s easy to consume.


Evgeny Morozov, author, and technology skeptic.

Cloud computing is a great euphemism for centralization of computer services under one server.


Paul Maritz, CEO of VMware.

 Cloud is about how you do computing, not where you do computing.


Tom Siebel, Founder of Siebel CRM Systems, speaking about

There’s no way that company exists in a year.


Sunny Ghosh, Director, and CEO of Wolf Frameworks.

The end of ‘Fashion-IT’ — customers will only pay for value and not technology.

Marc Andreessen, Co-founder of Netscape, Board Member of Facebook.

 Every kid coming out of Harvard, every kid coming out of school now thinks he can be the next Mark Zuckerberg, and with these new technologies like cloud computing, he actually has a shot.

Vivek Kundra, Executive Vice President at

Cloud computing is often far more secure than traditional computing, because companies like Google and Amazon can attract and retain cyber-security personnel of a higher quality than many governmental agencies.


Daryl Plummer, Managing Vice President and Distinguished Analyst at Gartner:

 Line-of-business leaders everywhere are bypassing IT departments to get applications from the cloud (also known as software as a service, or SaaS) and paying for them like they would a magazine subscription. And when the service is no longer required, they can cancel that subscription with no equipment left unused in the corner.


Nicholas Carr, author of books about technology and culture:

Discontinued products and services are nothing new, of course, but what is new with the coming of the cloud is the discontinuation of services to which people have entrusted a lot of personal or otherwise important data — and in many cases devoted a lot of time to creating and organizing that data. As businesses ratchet up their use of cloud services, they’re going to struggle with similar problems, sometimes on a much greater scale. I don’t see any way around this — it’s the price we pay for the convenience of centralized apps and databases — but it’s worth keeping in mind that in the cloud we’re all guinea pigs, and that means we’re all dispensable. Caveat cloudster.


Dave Powers, Associate Information Consultant at Eli Lilly and Company.

With AWS a new server can be up and running in three minutes (it used to take Eli Lilly seven and a half weeks to deploy a server internally) and a 64-node Linux cluster can be online in five minutes (compared with three months internally)…The deployment time is really what impressed us.

Marc Benioff, Founder, CEO, and Chairman of Salesforce.

If someone asks me what cloud computing is, I try not to get bogged down with definitions. I tell them that, simply put, cloud computing is a better way to run your business.


Roy Stephan, Founder, and CEO of PierceMatrix.

With the cloud, individuals and small businesses can snap their fingers and instantly set up enterprise-class services.


David Linthicum, author of Cloud Computing and SOA Convergence in Your Enterprise: A Step-by-Step Guide.

If you think you’ve seen this movie before, you are right. Cloud computing is based on the time-sharing model we leveraged years ago before we could afford our own computers. The idea is to share computing power among many companies and people, thereby reducing the cost of that computing power to those who leverage it. The value of timeshare and the core value of cloud computing are pretty much the same, only the resources these days are much better and more cost effective.


Suresh Sambandam, Founder, and CEO of OrangeScape.

In the pre-cloud era, the cost of building software was so high that we often have to define a scope and leave out functionality which we feel doesn’t fetch the ROI for automation. Cloud makes whatever that was previously left out of scope as candidate for automation now! Thanks to simplification, access and affordability brought by IaaS and PaaS.


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