Cloud, Cloud Computing, the internet’s next evolution, cloud services, the emerging paradigm of virtualization. What the fuss is all about !!! What the hell is cloud computing, it is not the “same old thing” with a new word-really!!
There has been a lot of jibber and jabbering going on about the new evolution in the “cloud” per se and as always everyone has their own definition. This new buzzword is being used in so many ways and thrown around. Most of us mistakenly define it as virtualization but some are very “insightful” explanations(ghanta) but the confusion remains, especially when my fellow bloggers try to define it with a business perspective.
What is Cloud Computing..
Cloud computing is the next stage in the Internet’s evolution, providing the means through which everything from computing power to computing infrastructure, applications, business processes to personal collaboration can be delivered to you as a service wherever and whenever you need — www.dummies.com
lets make it more simpler..
Cloud computing is essentially the ability to acquire or deliver a resource on demand, configured however the users chooses, and paid for according to consumption — WENDY PERILLI
Still dont get it ?
Softwares running Off-premises simple as that
Interesting rite! so is it only a fashion statement? Yes!
What’s the catch then.
The problem is this phrase has been used by marketers in so many ways specially by Salesforce’s Marc Benioff who calls himself the leader of cloud services that every techie company now wants to jump into this bandwagon because the dumb CEOs are buying this shit. Just to lay off their DBAs and IT guyz and use their server room as their board room to have meetings for planning more cost cutting ways and earning through kickbacks.
I am not saying that they shouldn’t do that but if you really want to sell your Software as a Service which is nothing new btw. Dont create nonsensical chatter clouds like is WWW the internet? bring something new or just sell your “SOFTWARE”. You can’t just automate a sales platform and call it a sales cloud. I’m not against the concept of the cloud computing but it is just the marketing craze over the phrase. This is no evolution! Oracle is doing it for years with their ON Demand applications. We don’t see WordPress calling themselves “Blogcloud” because there is no cloud in it ….:)