Comments on: What on earth is ‘cloud computing’? http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/2008/09/25/what-on-earth-is-cloud-computing/ Where media and technology meet Wed, 16 Nov 2016 08:48:25 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: Moustafa Khalil http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/2008/09/25/what-on-earth-is-cloud-computing/#comment-352951 Sun, 19 Oct 2008 09:28:36 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/2008/09/25/what-on-earth-is-cloud-computing/#comment-352951 Its funny that this is coming from Ellison who 13 years ago talked about a project that is similar to cloud computing:
http://www.usfca.edu/~morriss/478/projec ts_972/Introduction.html

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By: Yihong Ding http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/2008/09/25/what-on-earth-is-cloud-computing/#comment-352650 Wed, 01 Oct 2008 15:49:59 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/2008/09/25/what-on-earth-is-cloud-computing/#comment-352650 Jim,

I have just posted a new discussion of cloud computing. Thought you and your readers might be interested in checking it out.

In the post, I introduced why cloud computing is actually an inevitable future from a historic point of view, let it alone being just a marketing term.

cheers,

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By: friarminor http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/2008/09/25/what-on-earth-is-cloud-computing/#comment-352618 Tue, 30 Sep 2008 07:28:29 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/2008/09/25/what-on-earth-is-cloud-computing/#comment-352618 Hearing cloud compute from Oracle is like Microsoft talking about Open Source. Gibberish, but certainly adds to the fun.

Best.
alain

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By: Rambo Tribble http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/2008/09/25/what-on-earth-is-cloud-computing/#comment-352578 Sat, 27 Sep 2008 15:09:46 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/2008/09/25/what-on-earth-is-cloud-computing/#comment-352578 To disambiguate: Clouds are vapor. Vaporware is software that doesn’t actually exist. Therefore, we must conclude that “cloud computing” is nonexistent computing. Clear, now?

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By: Sam J http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/2008/09/25/what-on-earth-is-cloud-computing/#comment-352565 Fri, 26 Sep 2008 18:10:29 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/2008/09/25/what-on-earth-is-cloud-computing/#comment-352565 Is it any surprise that Oracle would be out badmouthing cloud computing when it has the potential to disrupt their entire business? Who needs a database server when you can buy cloud storage like electricity and let someone else worry about the details? Not me, that’s for sure (unless I happen to be one of a dozen or so big providers who are probably using open source tech anyway).

They still have a huge legacy installed base, and will add a sprinkle of “I can’t believe it’s not cloud” to their lineup to approximate some of the attributes of cloud computing, but in the long run the outlook is less clear. I for one would be worried about not having a serious cloud computing strategy when the likes of Google, Microsoft and (strange bedfellow) Amazon have deployments already.

Sam

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By: AP http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/2008/09/25/what-on-earth-is-cloud-computing/#comment-352557 Fri, 26 Sep 2008 00:18:24 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/2008/09/25/what-on-earth-is-cloud-computing/#comment-352557 Hmmmmm, let me think about what sounds cool: SaaS or Cloud Computing. I know, I Know…How about what is easier for most people to remember, “software as a service” or “cloud computing.” I think most reporters know what the cloud paradigm is–software and data are stored on servers, but you access applications via a Web browser. Who knows, maybe Larry likes “SaaS” because he has a secret love of palindromes or boring outdated acronyms.

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By: Kathleen http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/2008/09/25/what-on-earth-is-cloud-computing/#comment-352555 Thu, 25 Sep 2008 23:15:52 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/2008/09/25/what-on-earth-is-cloud-computing/#comment-352555 Hilarious and so true.

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