Azure just released pricing a little while ago. And today I got a mail from Amazon advertising their cloud-based CDN.
I feel like cloud-based systems are coming, but not yet ready for mainstream IT systems. I'd like to gain some experience with smaller pilots or short term deployments (like maybe a capacity planning test). What systems do you think are good candidates for moving to the cloud in the near term? (At this point anything with sensitive data seems to be not a good candidate. Am I wrong?) How do you do the cost analysis, both before and after (or do you?)
(as I type this I'm getting a warning "this appears to be subjective.... and may be closed". I just want some input.)