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

Ivan Trundle ivan at itrundle.com
Wed Oct 14 16:25:01 AEDT 2009

Isn't using IMAP really just part of cloud computing? Or using GMail  
on the web? Or Facebook?

Curious, since some people are reading more into this than I am.


On 14/10/2009, at 4:16 PM, Bernard Robertson-Dunn wrote:

> 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.

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