tirsdag den 23. juni 2009

Busting the nine myths of cloud computing

Hvad er fup og hvad er fakta?

There is no such thing as free lunch ...


By Robert L. Scheier

Wherever you turn, someone's ready to tell (or sell) you something related to cloud computing. Cutting through the myths is essential to deciding whether, when, and how the cloud is right for you. Here's our top list of myths:

Myth No. 1: There's one single "cloud"

Myth No. 2: All you need is your credit card

Myth No. 3: The cloud reduces your workload

Myth No. 4: You can seamlessly blend your private "cloud" (your virtualized datacenter) with public cloud providers

Myth No. 5: You won't ever be able to seamlessly blend your public and private clouds

Myth No. 6. Cloud computing always saves you money

Myth No. 7: A cloud provider can guarantee security

Myth No. 8: If you're running VMs, you're doing cloud computing

Myth No. 9: Cloud computing is about technology

The truth about the cloud What's the takeaway? That the cloud isn't a magic wonderland of carefree computing, but a complex resource that requires understanding and hard work to manage correctly. And that's no myth. [...]

Source: NetWork World

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