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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None of you really know
by dayalsoap on Wed 8th Sep 2010 15:40 UTC
dayalsoap
Member since:
2010-05-19

what a Cloud is, or what it's all about. You all just dumbly focus on business use cases. Even with the business use-cases, you don't fully understand the big picture.

It's like a bunch of undergrad physics majors trying to criticize Hawkings.

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RE: None of you really know
by Neolander on Wed 8th Sep 2010 18:31 in reply to "None of you really know"
Neolander Member since:
2010-03-08

Then enlighten us and explain what it is, in your point of view.

(In my opinion, it has become a buzzword describing just about every online service nowadays, but maybe it has kept some precise meaning for someone...)

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RE: None of you really know
by TechGeek on Wed 8th Sep 2010 18:39 in reply to "None of you really know"
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2006-01-14

Well then take this opportunity to enlighten us.

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RE: None of you really know
by nt_jerkface on Wed 8th Sep 2010 18:53 in reply to "None of you really know"
nt_jerkface Member since:
2009-08-26

Is it Skynet then?

Business use cases are being provided because we are talking about whether or not it is useful to businesses.

Furthermore the business use cases described here fit the services offered by Amazon's EC2. Perhaps Amazon doesn't understand cloud computing either?

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