I continue to be stumped at the willingness of people to treat cloud services as some kind of exceptional concept never-before-seen. I'm not exactly pro-cloud: I can't see any benefit to the company I work for, for example, but that's just our business model. We have a fairly small client-facing profile on the web and a public site pretty much covers it, while our large processing needs for video rendering are handled in-house with multicore Mac Pros, clustered if necessary.
I just can't see the reasoning behind fallacious arguments against the safety or reliability of cloud services as a notion. There's no guarantee that an office building won't withdraw leases on its offices or hike the prices up arbitrarily in the future - and yet businesses continue to rent office space. This isn't any different.
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