Let’s suppose “Company X” , has managed to move all of its IT services into one cloud. Now , let us imagine this is a Google Cloud. So, what ? What is this “sky wide pie” all about?
[Originally published 2010 June]
[Update 2015 Mar 30]
An very good article very much in the same direction has appeared on ZDNET.
[Originally published Dec 2013]
Really? How can a terminology hurt me ? Well it can: Indirectly through your wallet. And this is because PaaS/SaaS/IaaS v.s. Cloud nomenclature is not well understood. There is no consistent terminology. Thus people residing on this brave Cloud Computing Planet, do make fundamental mistakes that can cost them a lot. All just because of the initial misunderstandings on the terminology level.
What if your fix introduces new bugs that reveal themselves in some future disaster which corrupts and loses data? The impulse then is to rewrite the whole program from the bottom up, in accordance with hard-won principles of good program design. But—often there is no budget for a complete rewrite, there is no time, there isn’t enough manpower
I do not remember when was the last time, some IT related article actually made me read it to the end.