OT: Cloud Computing is coming to ...

Stephen Gallagher sgallagh at redhat.com
Tue Jul 20 15:16:30 UTC 2010


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On 07/20/2010 10:58 AM, Antonio Olivares wrote:
> I am opposed to it, because I don't want to trust a third party with my files, with my documents, ..., etc.  I agree with Richard Stallman on this one:
> 
> http://www.guardian.co.uk/technology/2008/sep/29/cloud.computing.richard.stallman

A properly-designed cloud computing solution is one where the virtual
machines being hosted in the cloud can be fully encrypted so that the
hosting provider cannot (feasibly) glean any information from them.

Red Hat Enterprise Linux (like Fedora) supports full-disk encryption
with LUKS, making it a perfect solution for a cloud-based system.

So with an encrypted system, all you're renting is time on someone
else's host, while all of your data remains private to you. Sounds good
to me!


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