[TriLUG] Fwd: Why Limoncelli avoid using the term "Cloud Computing" ?

bak bak at picklefactory.org
Fri Jun 17 13:30:41 EDT 2011

There is actually a NIST definition of Cloud Computing.

"Cloud computing is a model for enabling ubiquitous, convenient,
on-demand network access to a shared pool of configurable resources
(e.g., networks, servers, storage, applications, and services) that can
be rapidly provisioned and released with minimal management effort or
service provider interaction."

(A little more detail in the PDF...)

I know, kind of obtuse, but it's better than relying on the definition
as promulgated by someone attempting to sell you something. And you get
to actually discuss it and scoff at bullshit implied definitions; what's
not to like?



On 6/17/11 10:11 AM, Igor Partola wrote:
> To me "Cloud Computing" means mostly PaaS:
>    - Billing by the hour or by the resource
>    - API to provision new instances
>    - Some sort of a virtualization technology that allows for elastic
>    instances (e.g.: I can double the RAM of a virtual node through the API)
> There is also the use of it as "stored in the cloud", by which I think is
> what most people use (tech and non-tech folk). This is the use that will be
> with us for a long time since everybody is talking about it.
> Igor
> On Fri, Jun 17, 2011 at 9:56 AM, Joseph Mack NA3T <jmack at wm7d.net> wrote:
>> On Thu, 16 Jun 2011, Liyun Yu wrote:
>>> Tom Limoncelli just posted his reasons at
>>> http://everythingsysadmin.com/
>> Isn't a mainframe the whole idea of cloud computing?
>> Joe
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