This is suposed to be the next 'big thing'. What I understand about it is renting out the computers to client so that he can use/run applications on it .Is this technology still nascent or not so successful?
GNU founder Richard Stallman says cloud computing is a trap which will force people to buy proprietary systems.
http://www.guardian.co.uk/technology/2008/sep/29/cloud.computing.richard.stallman What do you think?
ARG! Those tricky @#$%^&! at techtarget changed the system that serves these articles.
Well that is really annoying and I apologize. It appears to have started rather recently.
I guess they are trying to squeeze email contacts for advertising out of this membership signup thing like so many other online services in the current downturn. Since they pay me for articles I really can't reproduce them on my own site.
I don't trust the cloud, at least not yet. That's not to say I'm not interested in it, so Slashdot has a discussion today about a study by UC Berkeley on Obsticles facing Cloud Computing. The study outlines ten obstacles:
1 Availability of Service
2 Data Lock-In
3 Data Confidentiality and Auditability
4 Data Transfer Bottlenecks
5 Performance Unpredictability
6 Scalable Storage
7 Bugs in Large Distributed Systems
8 Scaling Quickly
9 Reputation Fate Sharing
10 Software Licensing