So, you are thinking about Cloud Computing? Is it a fad, along
the lines of SOA, OOP, NoSQL, ORDBMS or is it a new paradigm when
it comes to infrastructure? (not that a fad is bad, it's just
that a fad, in my mind, is something that is grossly overblown in
proportion. OOP is a good thing, but tell you what, OO-talibans
out there, despite what you may think, OOP will not create peace
in the middle east (if it did, I'd embrace it right now)).
But all that aside, what is in the Cloud, really? And from a technical standpoint, it seems simple enough: Your servers running across a number of virtual machines, with virtual disks and what have you …