paul at paulgraydon.co.uk
Thu Jun 7 17:12:09 CDT 2012
On 06/07/2012 11:49 AM, valdis.kletnieks at vt.edu wrote:
> On Thu, 07 Jun 2012 11:51:51 -0700, Owen DeLong said:
>> This is a hard problem to solve. Not the least of the difficulties is the fact that
>> if you ask 50 engineers to define "Cloud", you will get at least 100 definitions
>> many of which are incompatible to the point of mutually exclusive.
> "cloud" == "you rented in a colo, but have no clue where".
Only if you're talking IaaS, and that's only a very vague and not
necessarily accurate description of that too. When you start describing
what cloud is you've also got to go into the realms of private clouds
(using, for example, openstack), on your own infrastructure in your own
datacenter. That's before you even start delving into PaaS, SaaS
"Cloud" is a marketing term, not an engineering one.
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