Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 10th Nov 2011 20:45 UTC, submitted by Straylight
Oracle and SUN I just emerged, blinking, from the world of Skyrim, only to realise Sun Oracle has released the 11th version of Solaris (well, technically it's the 7th, but okay, we'll roll with it). I'll be honest and upfront about it: Solaris is totally out of my league, and as such, it's very hard for me to properly summarise what this release is all about, so I won't even try.
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RE: Cloud
by Bill Shooter of Bul on Thu 10th Nov 2011 22:30 UTC in reply to "Cloud"
Bill Shooter of Bul
Member since:
2006-07-14

The definition of the cloud is quite murky and ill defined.

From a consumer's perspective ( drop box, google docs, icloud) are " the cloud". How does anyone know that this "cloud" isn't just a single server? How is it different from the internet in this case?

From a service provider's stand point: architecture with high scalability and availability.

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RE[2]: Cloud
by JAlexoid on Thu 10th Nov 2011 23:10 in reply to "RE: Cloud"
JAlexoid Member since:
2009-05-19

How about - omniavailalbe services? (From the consumer side, obviously)

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RE[3]: Cloud
by ebasconp on Thu 10th Nov 2011 23:15 in reply to "RE[2]: Cloud"
ebasconp Member since:
2006-05-09

gmail, hotmail and wordpress could fall in such category too; and they are not marketed as cloud things.

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RE[3]: Cloud
by Doc Pain on Fri 11th Nov 2011 10:19 in reply to "RE[2]: Cloud"
Doc Pain Member since:
2006-10-08

How about - omniavailalbe services? (From the consumer side, obviously)


You mean like... omni-consumer products, erm services? :-)

For a more pictural approach to proper IT terminology, please consult this source of wisdom:

http://xkcd.com/908/

No, really, I'm not trying to give a better explaination what "the cloud" is, I just like to poke fun at it now. :-)

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RE[2]: Cloud
by lucas_maximus on Thu 10th Nov 2011 23:43 in reply to "RE: Cloud"
lucas_maximus Member since:
2009-08-18

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cloud_computing

Cloud computing provides computation, software, data access, and storage services that do not require end-user knowledge of the physical location and configuration of the system that delivers the services. Parallel to this concept can be drawn with the electricity grid, wherein end-users consume power without needing to understand the component devices or infrastructure required to provide the service.


I think that is the important difference.

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RE[3]: Cloud
by Bill Shooter of Bul on Fri 11th Nov 2011 21:45 in reply to "RE[2]: Cloud"
Bill Shooter of Bul Member since:
2006-07-14

Ok, so my co-located server == cloud? End users don't have to care where my website (er, I mean "service") is coming from.

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