It's 2015, and almost everybody's in the cloud. Cloud vendors have indeed delivered on their promises for agile, speedy deployment and cost savings for many customers. Projects and entire enterprises can be spun up in minutes or hours, and often more cheaply than could be accomplished on-premises. Email SaaS like Office 365, Gmail and the like probably host more mailboxes than anyone else on the planet. So things seem pretty good, cloud-wise, then.
Not everything that seems real, however, is real -- take phantom cell phone vibration, for example. In this fast, fact-filled, fun presentation, preeminent "cloudnostic," cloud user, and million-selling author Mark Minasi rounds up The State of the Cloud: what's good, what's bad and what's about to happen in mankind's latest, most expensive experiment in communications, storage, and computing. Don't miss this, or you'll never find out exactly how clouds are looking more and more like potatoes.