OT: Cloud Computing is coming to ...

JD jd1008 at gmail.com
Wed Jul 21 15:26:24 UTC 2010

  On 07/21/2010 08:12 AM, Christopher A. Williams wrote:
> On Wed, 2010-07-21 at 07:46 -0700, JD wrote:
>> On 07/21/2010 12:55 AM, Les wrote:
> <snip...>
>>> I watched a very good company have a big breakdown when their old server
>>> system with dumb terminals went down.  The costs, and impacts nearly put
>>> them out of business.  If they had been smaller it would have.
>>> I have no doubt that companies will embrace the cloud.  At least until
>>> it all comes crashing down around their ears.  PC's became dominant
>>> precisely because centralized solutions were an inhibiting factor on
>>> business, and personal schedules.  Some lessons are too soon forgotten.
>>> Regards,
>>> Les H
>> You forgot to mention the large management bureaucracy they will create
>> around cloud systems which will cost 10 to 100 times the cost of the
>> machines. I do not call that smart use  or efficient use of money.
> Cloud environments are not dumb terminal solutions, and when properly
> built and managed, easily achieve "5 nines" availability. Technology
> advances / changes do not require additions in bureaucracy, and one does
> not drive the other.
Where have I hear this before?

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