[LINK] 'A short history of cloud computing outages'

Bernard Robertson-Dunn brd at iimetro.com.au
Wed Oct 14 16:16:00 AEDT 2009

Roger Clarke wrote:
> Some day I'll find time to do my homework on the (appropriately 
> named) concept of 'cloud computing'
I wouldn't bother if I were you. The only people who seem to be taking 
it seriously are:

1. Techos who don't understand the complexities of enterprise computing 
and who think technology can solve all problems - just because it's new 
and cool.

2. Business folks who think that a magic bullet will magically solve all 
their problems - magically.

Something called cloud computing may emerge eventually, but under the 
covers will be just an incrementally new infrastructure/hosting model 
based upon application standardisation and server/storage virtualisation.

It's just sand in the gears of ICT.


Bernard Robertson-Dunn
Canberra Australia
brd at iimetro.com.au

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