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 not, where you pay for resource use and you share the environment with a bunch of other users. And that really is not that complicated. And from a pure technical view, that is it, sort of, but there is more to it than that, because [Read more...]
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