Tags: AustralianIT, Cloud Computing, Collaborative View, Glenn Irvine, Silver Lining, Telstra
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In the Australian today, Telstra finally announced it’s move into Cloud Computing with their Project named “Silver Lining”.
With a long term budget approximating $500M AUD, this is a clear signal to the market that Cloud Computing is well and truly past the “Trough of Disillusionment” on the Technology Adoption Curve.
The article mentions that this is one of the first Tier 1 Telcos to throw some serious weight behind Cloud Services. This could lead to Australia becoming one of the early adopters of Private Cloud solutions outside of the US.
With early announcements of the project in mid-2009, their announcement today explained that they are in the late stages before commercial release of the service due in mid-year 2010.