What Is The Killer App For Cloud Computing?
By marchamilton on May 07, 2009
So at least in my trivial example, the killer app for cloud computing is the one I already use - OpenOffice. I don't have to take any extra steps to drag files between folders, I just use save to cloud and open from cloud instead of save and open.
One could easily expand this notion to almost any enterprise software. Do you want to buy special cloud backup software for your database or do you just want a "backup to cloud" button for the database you already use?
I'm not saying there isn't room for innovation in apps like Dropbox, and ultimately the "front end" of clouds and the "back end" are not necessarily linked. That is why Sun is is promoting a set of Open Cloud APIs so that in the future a company like Dropbox can decide to focus on innovating on the front end/client and simply use an existing cloud back end, without getting locked into that back end.