Defining The Cloud

Defining The Cloud



Defining the Cloud for Consumers and Business is hard. But my simple definition is that you don’t have to think about the hardware or have limits of scale.

That simple definition means that you can offer a “cloud” service to others while not using a cloud hosting provider, or you could own a cloud service that sits in your IT closet. But your IT Closet is not a corporate cloud. Make sense?

5 thoughts on “Defining The Cloud

  1. @daveturney In my view it depends on the configuration. Citrix server can be run on a cluster and a SAN/NAS in which case it won't fail under all but the most cataclysmic of scenarios.

    So I'm Going to say that is an acceptable use of "Cloud" as a feature, even if not everyone does the implementation to make it meet the definition. Of Cloud.

  2. @BlackwaterOpsDotCom Thanks mate, it seems to be acceptable to call an application launched from a Citrix server onto your desktop as 'Cloud' that is self contained to the business (Private Cloud?) True, the 'user' has not to worry about the hardware, however the business is still paying for and will suffer when the hardware fails or reaches the top end of its scalability. Is using the term 'Cloud' in this sense, causing confusion for customers who wish to use true Cloud products?

  3. @daveturney You can always link or embed the video. And Unless I misquote a stat, you are welcome to quote me on anything I say in a video.

  4. I speak to customers everyday who claim they are on 'the cloud'…nope, just a remote desktop to your terminal server sorry. Cloud is totally mis-sold to people (in the UK at least), and because they don't know better, they pay through the teeth for it.

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