Structure 08 was only a year ago, but it seems like an entire generation of discussion has passed in those short 12 months. Prior to Structure 08, Cloud Computing was not an industry household word. Now it is not only a word, but a concept that is gaining recognition and debate faster than any other comparable technology or service.
Structure 09's Theme was "Put Cloud Computing to Work." Most of the keynote speakers and panelists set aside their marketing hats, and sunk their energy into reviewing the prior year's advances in cloud technology, as well as looking into a future that recognizes the challenges and great opportunities of cloud computing.
"Last year cloud was something we talked about, now it is a strategy." Om Malik, Founder, the GigaOM Network