I need to get this out first and foremost. I do believe that cloud computing or similar is inevitable. It is coming.
I am also a realist. I know perfectly well that there are some fairly significant impediments to it.
The impediments are a mixture of technological deployment, and business models. Its not impossible to do this given sufficient money. But some of the dependencies are simply too pricey to enable rapid cloud adoption, and I don’t see this changing rapidly in the near term (next 3 years).
Ok … this is the short version of things. I can go into it in much greater depth, and I may. But not now.
HPCwire reports on some work going on to use the cloud. There are some very very important messages in there for potential cloud users, something the hype has largely covered (and something we worry about all the time).
Data motion. Or more precisely, the time and monetary cost of data motion.
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