Jobs in Cloud Computing

JD jd1008 at
Tue Jul 20 22:57:08 UTC 2010

  On 07/20/2010 02:31 PM, Christopher A. Williams wrote:
> On Tue, 2010-07-20 at 22:18 +0100, Ian Malone wrote:
>> On 20 July 2010 21:49, JD<jd1008 at>  wrote:
>>>   On 07/20/2010 01:34 PM, Tom Horsley wrote:
>>>> On Tue, 20 Jul 2010 13:13:41 -0700
>>>> JD wrote:
>>>>> Work directly with our customers to create Salesforce based solutions
>>>> Now it is all clear. Cloud computing is a sales gimmick.
>>>> I bet it is almost as meaningful a term at .Net :-).
>>> Maybe so, but this is how biznizmen try to stay
>>> in the game. Most well educated computer scientists
>>> will probably find this to be a hollow and vaccuous
>>> solution which will sprout a plethora of problems which
>>> in turn will sprout a plethora of solutions to problems
>>> caused by  the originial soultion infinitum.
>>> Soon, you will see colleges offering courses in cloud
>>> computing.
>>> I kept wondering: What solution(s) does cloud computing
>>> offer that 10gigE clusters do not?
>> Rapid scalability. Where I'm based we've been waiting for some time
>> now for a few new machines for data processing to arrive, it would
>> have been nice to just be able to increase capacity when we needed it
>> (and they'll probably spend some of their time sitting idle when they
>> do arrive). Presumably also if you have a good business idea then
>> cloud computing means you can very quickly get it set up without a lot
>> of overheads and investment in infrastructure. As you scale larger,
>> and if you find you have constant demand on processing or storage, you
>> might find it becomes more economical to maintain your own resources,
>> but most of us don't run our own power plants or water treatment.
> This is one aspect to be certain. Most organizations will tell you that
> they were drawn to highly virtualized and cloud based infrastructure for
> the potential savings gained by compressing the data center footprint
> (reductions in power, cooling, etc.). But after using them, most
> eventually will tell you that the number one benefit proved to be the
> sheer agility of the environment, and being able to deploy and
> re-configure systems almost at will without impacting underlying
> hardware infrastructure.
> Cheers,
> Chris
Boy! Chris - you should try getting a job as a marketing agent :)

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