Celebrating Your Cloud-Based Independence

When we think of summer holidays, we all think of Fourth of July, right? As I’m sure you know, its rightful name is Independence Day, and it commemorates the adoption of the Declaration of Independence. I’m kind of a history buff (see my obsession with Titanic), so I was rereading the Declaration recently and studying the events that led up to its adoption.

It’s a pretty interesting document. If you haven’t read it in a while, I recommend you check it out. As you read it, you’ll see that, while it certainly is focused on severing ties with Great Britain, it is also about building closer ties among the colonies. By the way, I’m pretty confident that at this point  you’re thinking, “Thanks, Sara, for the history lesson, but what does this have to do with Cloud?”

I’m glad you asked.

When we embarked on our journey to independence, we were looking for choice and control over our own affairs. Is that what cloud is about, too? Isn’t cloud about having choices without obligations, about having control without needing permission?

Cloud providers everywhere are building solutions for your applications – – and they’re based on choice. It’s the way we’ve created AT&T Cloud Architect. You can pick all kinds of things, from what kind of server you want to what kind of OS you want to additional options for storage and security. We’re doing it to give you choice and control so that you can act in your best interest, instead of us telling you what we think is best. Isn’t that at the very core of independence?

As always, I’d like to hear what you think — about the cloud or the founding fathers. Thomas Jefferson is my favorite, by the way, primarily because he penned the above-referenced document. Who’s yours?

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