On Tue, 04 Nov 2008 09:04:05 -0500, amicus_curious wrote:
> Well, it looks like there is only one cloud to start with and that
> is Microsoft's cloud. Will there be others? Can you run your
> business if Microsoft owns the cloud? If you are only interested in
> using a cloud, then Microsoft has a good deal for you. If you are
> interested in being the cloud, you are a competitor.
Shouldn't your nym be amicus_ignoramus?
: Amazon.com played a key role in the development of cloud computing by
: modernizing their data centers after the dot-com bubble and (having
: found the new cloud architecture resulted in significant internal
: efficiency improvements) providing access to their systems by way of
: Amazon Web Services in 2002 on a utility computing basis.
: 2007 saw increased activity, including Google, IBM and a number of
: universities embarking on a large scale cloud computing research
: project, around the time the term started gaining popularity in
: the mainstream press. It was a hot topic by mid-2008 and numerous
: cloud computing events had been scheduled.