Tuesday data center tidbits.


From the piece about BSM on cloud computing, we get the winner for this week’s outstanding achievement in indecipherable corporate babble:

“Optimizing IT processes and technologies to more effectively manage, monitor, measure, and govern IT from a holistic business contribution perspective in terms of costs, value, and competitiveness.”

Dilbert and the PHB will be by to deliver the trophy.

Next comes from an article about “cloudness”. Grading a cloud computing provider based on the granularity of their billing and offering instant on demand scaling misses the point entirely. Cloud computing is an architecture that supports any number of business models. Our cloud computing service isn’t less “cloudy” because we don’t sell it by the CPU second. IaaS, PaaS, Saas are all completely valid cloud computing and may bear little resemblance to each other except for the underlying infrastructure and that’s what defines cloud computing.

Are you looking for cloud computing services, virtual servers, workstations, desktops, or file servers? Call or email me or visit the SwiftWater Telecom web site today!

Vern

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2 responses to “Tuesday data center tidbits.

  1. “Cloud computing is an architecture that supports any number of business models. ”

    What do you mean by “any number of business models”. One billion, one trillion business models? How meaningful is it to support one trillion business models? Isn’t there a risk that by trying to support one trillion models you don’t support any at the end?

    “Our cloud computing service isn’t less “cloudy” because we don’t sell it by the CPU second.”

    Do you mean it is the same to sell per “server-year” than “server-hour”?

    “IaaS, PaaS, Saas are all completely valid cloud computing and may bear little resemblance to each other except for the underlying infrastructure and that’s what defines cloud computing.

    Could you please elaborate? Because this statement does not sound like a definition of cloud computing.

    • By business models, I mean how it’s priced and sold. Some places sell cloud computing by the individual resource (CPU, memory, storage), some, such as ourselves, sell at a flat rate for a set amount of resources per month. The cloud architecture is still the same, we just feel it’s a better deal for our customers (not to mention the cost is predictable) to do it this way rather than usage based billing.

      IaaS, PaaS, and SaaS are all methods of delivering the capacity of the computing cloud to the customer, but no one is a required component of a definition for cloud computing. They may be part of a particular cloud definition, but they’re not required to be (you could deliver any of those 3 service formats without a cloud at all!). Take a look at my previous post for a good definition. Once again, this isn’t written in stone but I think it’s reasonable.

      Vern

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