Being recognized by IT professionals as being an early adopter of Cloud Computing and having implemented them successfully, I've been asked to participate as a member of the jury of the "Cloud Computing in Enterprise Awards" launched by 2 French IT mags, lemagit.fr and strategiescloud.fr (see announcement in French).
I've always been a strong advocate of Cloud Computing, more for the benefits it brings to Enterprise than for the model itself.
The Awards categories include categories that I think do not bring the full benefits of Cloud Computing, such as 'private cloud'.
As I mentioned in my post Cloud-Washing : a marketing concept, 'private cloud' has not a lot to do with Cloud Computing. This does not mean that it is not worth using dedicated resources from a provider. You just will not get all the benefits.
Let me list again the requirements I'm pushing for :
On top of that, what the Cloud Computing model is bringing is :