Thursday, December 17, 2009

How to tell it's not a cloud.

People always ask what is cloud computing? - and it's not always simple to explain. Perhaps it's easier to just explain what cloud computing is not.

1. If you can’t buy it on your personal credit card… it is not a cloud

2. If they are trying to sell you hardware… its not a cloud.

3. If there is no API… its not a cloud.

4. If it takes more than ten minutes to provision… its not a cloud.

... and 12 other things that cloud computing is not via James Governor.

Here's what I think cloud computing is all about.

Too Much Energy Efficiency?

Is it possible for technology to be too energy efficient? Looks like that's the case. New LED traffic lights don't produce enough heat to melt the snow that builds up around them.