[LINK] The cloud vaporises: Will you lose your online files?

David Lochrin dlochrin at d2.net.au
Sat Nov 29 17:41:28 AEDT 2008

On Saturday 29 November 2008 15:18, grove at zeta.org.au wrote:
> We all need to own our own clouds.     Then when someone 
> hacks in you can say "hey, you, get off of my cloud!".
> I am serious about owning your own cloud.

About six years ago I worked for a Very Large Multinational on a project to implement server farms at various of their sites around the world, including one in Sydney.  I developed a spreadsheet based business model for the local enterprise and worked on its technical architecture & implementation.

I think it's a good idea, but the interacting architecture, business model and potential market needs to be very carefully thought through.  For example, there's a fairly obvious trade-off between the cost savings which can be gained from common infrastructure, the degree of technical & management complexity (and maybe potential legal liability!), and the marketing flexibility.


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