Adding #11 to RightScale CEO’s Top 10 Cloud Myths

Generally, I think of a “Top 10 Cloud Myths” post as pure self-serving marketing fluffery, so I was pleasantly surprised to see Michael Crandal (RightScale’s CEO) producing a list with some substance.   Don’t get me wrong, the list is still a RightScale value prop 101.  It’s just that they have the good fortune to be addressing real problems and creating real value.

So, here’s my Myth #11 “We have to re-write our applications to run in the cloud.”  While that’s largely a myth; it may be a good myth to keep around because many applications SHOULD be rewritten – not for the cloud, but for changing usage patterns (more mobile users, more remote users, more SOA clients, etc)