WIRED – Will Multiple Clouds Evolve Into the Intercloud?

A group of interrelated technologies is redefining how we live and work: cloud computing, big data, mobility, and the Internet of Things. The cloud is at the epicenter of all this activity: big data migrates to the cloud to be sliced and diced; today’s tablets, smartphones, and phablets rely on the cloud for services and entertainment ranging from social networking and microblogs to streaming video; and the hyperconnected world of smart grids, biosensors and connected vehicles will rely on the cloud to collect data and then turn down thermostats, alert physicians, or avoid collisions.