Clouds Ain't Always Cheap
Cloud computing is supposed to save us all tons of dough. You do away with your
servers, disks, interconnects and air conditioners, and run all your software
over the wire from a cloud. You presumably save on hardware, energy and management.
But cloud services don't magically configure themselves or keep themselves
up-to-date. Some, like BitCurrent analyst Alistair Croll (I imagine Alistair
with a pipe, a smoking jacket and a shelf full of dusty old books), believe
it can actually be more
difficult and expensive to manage this remote software. Not only will admins
have to administer this software, but their companies may add more and more
applications to the mix -- increasing complexity and admin time.
Do you care about clouds? Have you found any good Web sites that cover cloud
services or teach you how to build your own clouds? URLs welcome at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Posted by Doug Barney on 09/22/2008 at 1:15 PM