OT: Cloud Computing is coming to ...

Antonio Olivares olivares14031 at yahoo.com
Tue Jul 20 16:58:39 UTC 2010

--- On Tue, 7/20/10, Marko Vojinovic <vvmarko at gmail.com> wrote:

> From: Marko Vojinovic <vvmarko at gmail.com>
> Subject: Re: OT:  Cloud Computing is coming to ...
> To: users at lists.fedoraproject.org
> Date: Tuesday, July 20, 2010, 9:51 AM
> On Tuesday, July 20, 2010 17:32:20
> Christopher A. Williams wrote:
> > Sorry I'm "late to the party" on this one. This
> (consulting, designing,
> > deploying, and managing cloud environments) is what I
> do in my day job,
> > so I'm regularly at ground zero of these and related
> issues. I drive a
> > lot of thought leadership for my company in this
> area.
> Say, since you have hands-on experience with this, would
> you mind helping me 
> understand the idea itself?
> Specifically, assuming that I have my own hardware to set
> the whole thing up,
> what is the difference between having a server (possibly
> virtualized), and 
> having a server "on the cloud"? And what is the main
> benefit of the latter over 
> the former?
> If the server is running on your own hardware, it runs on
> your own hardware. 
> How does the idea of a "cloud" come about then, and why is
> it any better than 
> ordinary virtualized set of servers?
> Best, :-)
> Marko
> -- 

Marko, You beat me to it :)

This was exactly the purpose of my question, to ultimately ask what you have asked here.  Now to await patiently the responses :)




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