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Like many disruptive, evolving technologies, cloud computing is going through a phase characterized by opposites: hype and exaggeration on one side, and fear and skepticism on the other. How do you determine what's really going to work for your organization? Separating the myths from the facts of cloud computing is a good place to start. Let's take a look at the top 10 cloud computing myths as we see them, and the realities behind those myths that can help you make intelligent decisions about the cloud. Myth 10: My Data Center Is Virtualized So I Already Have the Cloud Virtualization is a key component of the cloud, but cloud computing is about much more than virtualization. The ability to deploy and scale infrastructure rapidly and programmatically, on-demand, on a pay-as-you-go basis - that's what really defines the cloud and what is difficult if not impossible to ... (more)