Linked by David Adams on Tue 7th Sep 2010 21:53 UTC
Internet & Networking I attended VM World last week, and as you might imagine, it was "cloud computing" this and "cloud computing" that the whole time. The hype factor for the cloud is in overdrive right now. But is it warranted? A lot of people, even tech-oriented ones, outside of the data center sysadmin types, wonder what all the hype is about. I've come to believe that cloud computing is major computing revolution, but for most computing users, it's an invisible one.
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by ssokolow on Tue 7th Sep 2010 22:56 UTC
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I believe David's point is that there are two kinds of usage for the term "cloud computing" and the one everyone is wary of (thin clients, hosted offerings, software as a service, etc.) is quite different from the one that's already gaining lots of popularity (Using "private clouds" to make provisioning much simpler and minimize waste).

Edited 2010-09-07 22:57 UTC

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