[LINK] 'Cloud Computing METAPHOR doesn't fly'

Roger Clarke Roger.Clarke at xamax.com.au
Sun Nov 20 12:59:30 AEDT 2011

This is a follow-up on an old story.

>At 8:40 +0200 28/9/10, Bernard Robertson-Dunn wrote:
>>   .... but what's all this got to do with "cloud computing"?
>>Virgin outsourced its systems to Navitaire and their web site
>><http://www.navitaire.com/> doesn't mention cloud computing.
>>Looks like another journalist's vivid imagination.

Roger admitted on Tue, 28 Sep 2010 18:15:08 +1100
>Sheesh, it took a while.
>My sole justification was a lame visual pun on airlines.
>Although I still think cloud computing is for the birds ...

In finalising my paper on cloud outages, I tripped over this:

"According to a Netapp blog, Navitaire uses a Texas Memory Systems 
RamSan solid-state storage array front-ended by a NetApp V-Series 
controller.  ...  NetApp positions Navitaire's use of the V-Series as 
a PaaS (Platform-as-a-service) private cloud service".

So I may have been closer than I realised ...  (:-)}

Source of quotation:
Mellor C. (2010)  'NetApp and TMS involved in Virgin Blue outage' 
The Register, 28 September 2010, at 

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