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Next generation is for the Cloud?

By Sabryan ·
Hi all,

Could anyone rely on the clouds some years ago? And nowadays we have an innovation that can save much time and lots of money.

A cloud service has three distinct characteristics that differentiate it from traditional hosting. It is sold on demand, typically by the minute or the hour; it is elastic - a user can have as much or as little of a service as they want at any given time; and the service is fully managed by the provider.

Cloud computing customers do not generally own the physical infrastructure serving as host to the software platform in question. They consume resources as a service and pay only for what they really use.

Cloud computing is criticized for limiting the freedom of users and making them dependent on the cloud computing provider. Even if data are securely stored in a cloud, many factors can temporarily disrupt access to the data, such as network outages, denial of service attacks against the service provider, and a major failure of the service provider infrastructure.

In spite of the fact that cloud computing limits the freedom of users and makes them dependent on the cloud computing provider, it still remains a reliable service accessible anywhere that provides access to networking infrastructure.

If anyone has some ideas, please share here...
Thank you.

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So you are saying it's reliable

by Tony Hopkinson In reply to Next generation is for th ...

if you have a reliable connection to it?

If you aren't seeing a problem with this assertion, then maybe you've fooled yourself. Didn't get past me, though, because I'm a tech and we notice little details like that.

The even stronger treatment of other issues, security, control and lock in deserve a mention.

Pity you didn't do more than that.

Still no sale...

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I can't evne upload game screenshots most of the time

by Slayer_ In reply to So you are saying it's re ...

Can't hold a connection, and yet I can download huge 100's of gig files in one continuous download, and not have corruption.

The cloud sucks!

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"If anyone has some ideas, ..."

by CharlieSpencer In reply to Next generation is for th ...

Well, my first idea is that you're a shill. But let's overlook that.

Your point about cloud service being sold on demand by the minute is applicable to only one single price model, and only to applications. Data storage is going to be a regular fixed cost, probably varying with the amount of storage and not with the time used.

Your fourth paragraph argues more for why I shouldn't use the cloud than why I should. Those potential disruptions can be minimized or eliminated by keeping my data in house. Who's a bigger target for a DDOS attack, my chicken outfit or a large cloud provider?

I notice you mention nothing about the security of my data, compliance with state and federal data storage requirements, vendor lock-in, etc.

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I took his title

by boxfiddler Moderator In reply to "If anyone has some ideas ...

in an altogether different direction. The post that followed didn't go there... :0

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Cloud and BI, a survey

by camilor In reply to Next generation is for th ...

I have various ideas about the cloud and BI, and as a result am working on a survey about it:

Is the combination of elasticity, on demand, managed services enough to eliminate the barriers of highly sophisticated services?

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"...5 to 8 minutes to complete...50 questions"

by CharlieSpencer In reply to Cloud and BI, a survey

That ain't happening. Even at 8 minutes, that's less than 10 seconds per question. Those aren't going to be very well reasoned responses.

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Well I can answer that question

by Tony Hopkinson In reply to Cloud and BI, a survey
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by CharlieSpencer In reply to Next generation is for th ...
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Only if they're on cloud 9 or good grass.

by Deadly Ernest In reply to Next generation is for th ...

The Internet cloud has no real security, no reliability, and no guarantee of performance or availability.

So, it's no good for business that relies on having access to services or data.

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