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Lean, Kanban, Agile Pairing, TDD (sometimes test after) software architect and programmer. Worked with distributed (called cloud sometimes) computing services since 2007 using phat data (8 billion rows of data on an AVERAGE day, sometimes called big data) and everything from business intelligence to the nitty gritty of array structures inside file based data stores to create caching tiers for custom software needs. Currently pushing for distributed technologies & improving software architecture, better data centers, the best software development practices and keeping everything secure in the financial industry again. To see what I'm up to today, check out my blog at Composite Code.

6 responses to “Overloaded to Death, “Cloud” Computing is Dead”

  1. himanshu khona

    I agree that Private clouds have very specific criteria which may or may not apply to all enterprises or use cases.
    But Private cloud has its own advantages especially in test and QA environment which need rapid provisioning and de-provisioning. It also leads to consolidation if you put a good work flow management in place whereby multiple project groups can use same infrastructure which can be pooled across sub-orgs within a big org.

  2. Adron

    This is true Himanshu Hhona, an internal server used for virtualization (aka what they’re often calling a “private cloud” these days), is very useful to a dev group or something. But it isn’t what is detailed in the majority of definitions for the cloud, or cloud computing. It does NOT fit into the realm of Utility Computing. Thus the point of contention that I have. 🙂

  3. JRehm

    Thank you for your very accurate observations on this ‘cloudy’ subject. I have grown to despise the term ‘cloud computing’ because it has become bastardized to the point it’s meaningless. I hear people referring to the Terminal Server sitting next them as their ‘cloud’. At one time I was amused by it, but now it’s such bullshit it is no longer funny. Constantly I hear people asking how they get into the ‘cloud’ and my new response is going to be “Drive to the tallest mountain you can find on a crappy day and keep going up!”

    1. Adron

      Thanks JRehm.