[talk] Cloud and Colocation: Good Timing

George Rosamond george at ceetonetechnology.com
Thu Jun 5 20:09:30 EDT 2014

Pete Wright:
> On 06/05/14 16:15, George Rosamond wrote:
>> I thought the meeting worked out well.. the security/privacy issues with
>> Cloudism are significant, but I also don't believe in building a straw
>> man argument around it.
> I missed the meeting last night - but this is a really important point
> to make.

we've all noticed you've slacked off on meetings.  The commute from the
west coast is *that* bad?


> by building a strong well reasoned argument for when *not* to use a
> "cloud" environment i think more people will be willing to accept it's
> downsides.
> i hate to admit - but there are valid use-cases for using AWS and the
> like.  I use it all the time to run new open source code, prop-up POC
> clusters and generally just muck about with computers.  those are all
> things where i really don't care too much about 3rd parties intercepting
> my communications.

That was very much part of the discussion... almost half of it.

When quick and easy scaling matters, when latency and privacy doesn't.
Brian brought up the case of disaster recovery also.

> the one thing that kills me about how shit like AWS is marketed is that
> it's this magic panacea - IMHO there is a lot of grey area in there that
> needs to be acknowledged on both sides of the debate.

Very much.  We spent time bashing the marketing fluff.


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