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Fake clouds: The last gasp of client-server

Eric Knorr | Dec. 11, 2014
You call that a cloud? I do not think that word means what you think it means.

There's certainly a role for consultancies in the cloud, in part because customers may need to string together services from multiple clouds, which can be a complicated endeavor. But the cloud services themselves need to be open, self-service, pay-as-you-go, and multitenanted (unless government regulations or performance requirements prevent the latter). Otherwise, "cloud" doesn't mean a thing, and we'll run afoul of the same lock-in and foot-dragging that enterprise computing was notorious for years ago.

Source: InfoWorld


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