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Demystifying Clouds

Tuesday, February 5th, 2008

force ma·jeure – noun Etymology: French, superior force Date: 1883 1 : superior or irresistible force 2 : an event or effect that cannot be reasonably anticipated or controlled — compare act of god I’ll admit it: I am caught up in the cloud hype. The caveat, however, is that I truly believe that this [...]

A Cloud Naysayer

Monday, January 28th, 2008

I posted some comments on a recent article by Robin Harris, Cloud computing – in your dreams. Who knows who’s right? Here are my comments… I think the differentiators are virtualization and power consumption. It is virtualization that has turned academic exercises into real business prototypes. I may be wrong but I think the brick [...]

The Big Question

Monday, January 14th, 2008

The latest buzz on cloud computing is Nicholas Carr’s new book, The Big Switch.

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