[LINK] UK Gov: Own Cloud, VoIP & Open Source
marty at supine.com
Mon Feb 1 22:24:27 EST 2010
$quoted_author = "Bernard Robertson-Dunn" ;
> stephen at melbpc.org.au wrote:
> > UK Government to set up own cloud computing system:
> > Cloud computing could save up to £3.2bn a year, says Cabinet Office
> No it didn't.
> The whole strategy is supposed to save up to £3.2bn a year.
> The strategy includes cloud computing as a "key enabler" but it's really
> only standardised infrastructure - there's no suggestion of elasticity,
> a necessary feature that would make it a cloud.
While reading it all I could think of was "this is just virtualisation, not
They may build the infrastructure with elasticity but without major
development of the applications to take advantage of these capabilities a
lot of the gains will come from just the virtualisation subset of "cloud".
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