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Simplifying cloud: Reliability

The original Google server rack Reliability in cloud computing is a very simple concept which I’ve explained in many presentations but never actually documented: Traditional legacy IT systems consist of relatively unreliable software (Microsoft Exchange, Lotus Notes, Oracle, etc.) running on relatively reliable hardware (Dell, HP, IBM servers, Cisco networking, etc.). Unreliable software is not […]

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Cloud computing’s concealed complexity

James Urquhart claims Cloud is complex—deal with it, adding that “If you are looking to cloud computing to simplify your IT environment, I’m afraid I have bad news for you” and citing his earlier CNET post drawing analogies to a recent flash crash. Cloud computing systems are complex, in the same way that nuclear power stations […]