A pharmaceutical company describes how they got their job done in the cloud:
“We were recently able to launch a 64-machine cluster computer working on bioinformatics sequence information, complete the work, and shut it down in 20 minutes,” Lilly’s Dave Powers told the magazine. “It cost $6.40. To do that internally—to go from nothing to getting a 64-machine cluster installed and qualified—is a 12-week process.”
This says – users are not interested in buying machines and software, but are just interested in getting their job done in a most efficient manner. Cloud service providers will have business for long.