[nycbug-talk] Larry Ellison on "Cloud Computing"
matt at thehour.com
Sat Sep 27 11:25:17 EDT 2008
Perhaps I'm confused because I thought I understood it.
While there is some overlap and confusion between cloud an utility as descriptions of a type of service, isn't there a difference in taking a virtual share from an Amazon cluster than a dedicated server or a share of a dedicated server.
That, plus the abiltiy to scale you share easily.
I dont' disagree with Ellison that a lot of it is marketing, but ther term is meant to convey a different way in which hosting providers, Application Service providers and their customers will be approaching each other with regards to expectations and offerings.
Whether or not those offerings have been around for a while is also not the point, since they are just now becoming widely available and affordable and are probably actually bringing down the cost of hosting services in general.
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