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Director, OpenShift Strategy at Red Hat. Founder of Rishidot Research, a research community focused on services world. His focus is on Platform Services, Infrastructure and the role of Open Source in the services era. Krish has been writing @ CloudAve from its inception and had also been part of GigaOm Pro Analyst Group. The opinions expressed here are his own and are neither representative of his employer, Red Hat, nor CloudAve, nor its sponsors.

2 responses to “Self Service And Cloud”

  1. Dave Walker

    I’m with you, on the NIST front; the 500 series doc isn’t perfect, but it’s a stake in a piece of ground that didn’t have one from a standards body, in it previously. Also, it brought the idea home to me that brokerage was a separate function – and potentially, a separate business – from consumer and provider. That was a really good spot.

  2. Henri Koppen

    I have written articles about cloud and cloud computing.

    I don’t like the NIST definition because it’s talking about models and I believe cloud computing is about automation.

    Cloud is just another word or synonym for internet. If you store data in the cloud, then you have your data stored somewhere on the internet.

    Iaas, Paas and Saas are not cloud computing. They are forms of delivery models. If I have a server on my attic which is a webserver and I host a website in application form it’s saas. It’s cloud even, but it’s not cloud computing.

    Cloud computing is a way for (lots of) computers to work together to generate sources like data, memory and computing based on a high level of automation. When you need manual handling to achieve things, it’s not cloud computing.

    However, cloud computing in itself has no functionality. Just like electricity.

    Using cloud computing is about leverage. A simple developer has the same power under it’s fingertips than enterpises, though they may have a bigger credit card.