Linked by snydeq on Wed 14th Oct 2009 10:38 UTC
Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu Canonical's Ubuntu 9.10 Server Edition will include private cloud capabilities, thanks to support for the open source Eucalyptus project, InfoWorld reports. Available for free download on Oct. 29, Ubuntu 9.10 Server Edition will introduce Ubuntu Enterprise Cloud, an open source cloud computing environment based on the same APIs as Amazon EC2. Users will be able to set up 10 to 15 private servers, leveraging the same capabilities they would use with Amazon, thereby allowing them to take their applications off the Amazon cloud and put them instead into a private cloud, or vice versa
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RE[2]: Comment by marcp
by jgagnon on Wed 14th Oct 2009 13:42 UTC in reply to "RE: Comment by marcp"
jgagnon
Member since:
2008-06-24

Exactly. There is absolutely no harm in Ubuntu doing this.

And for those preaching "the cloud is a fad" need to think back in history when instant messaging was a also a fad that would "never catch on in the business world". It will evolve over time, but it is here to stay, especially as it gets harder to differentiate between local networks and the Internet.

Also consider that more and more people these days are perfectly fine with putting their personal information online. Consider technology like social networking and SAAS apps (Google Apps for instance). Again, the cloud is not going away.

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RE[3]: Comment by marcp
by DrillSgt on Wed 14th Oct 2009 13:47 in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by marcp"
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2005-12-02

And for those preaching "the cloud is a fad" need to think back in history when instant messaging was a also a fad that would "never catch on in the business world". It will evolve over time, but it is here to stay, especially as it gets harder to differentiate between local networks and the Internet.


I'm not preaching the cloud is a fad, as it has already been used for years. Instant messaging at work though will normally get a person fired, so it still has not caught on in the business world.

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RE[4]: Comment by marcp
by Soulbender on Wed 14th Oct 2009 15:17 in reply to "RE[3]: Comment by marcp"
Soulbender Member since:
2005-08-18

Instant messaging at work though will normally get a person fired, so it still has not caught on in the business world.


Except of course when it's the corporate instant messaging system.

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RE[3]: Comment by marcp
by marcp on Thu 15th Oct 2009 10:03 in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by marcp"
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2007-11-23

Are you kidding? You can't compare Cloud Computing with messaging technologies. That's a whole different story, goals, and so on. CC takes your data into the cloud so you loose a touch with it - completely. Your data is no longer yours - it physicaly belongs to company X, Y or Z. And what about backups?

Urhh, whatever. Just go and read through the whole thing, not only the positives of CC. There's always the second side of the coin.

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