Seriously, Register. Can you write a headline without sexual innuendo? Are you THAT desperate for page veiws?
IBM is building a US government cloud center in Washington DC to win over public-sector tech buyers. The pork barrel procurement barn Federal Cloud Innovation Center was announced by Big Blue on Tuesday. The IT giant will chain – "align" – some 500 technical experts to its erection in the capital and show off its platform-as-a …
Ohh careful, you might get downvoted for seditious comments like this.
But essentially, you are exactly right. There have been some of us saying for years that the cloud is NOT safe. Then we find out the US gov has been slurping EVERONE'S data, but especially the sitting duck data centers, and yet people still insist the cloud is safe.
Still surprised that these two haven't just gotten it over with and just merged into one large company. They seem like the perfect match:
Both hate Open Source unless they are developing it
Both build machines using proprietary processor designs locking you into their OSes and platforms
Both have a penchant for ridiculous interface connectors
Both are obsessed with big-iron monstrosities.
... from Stephen Fry, http://www.dmossesq.com/2013/10/cloud-computing-and-sizzling-stephen-fry.html
Only he can provide the historical perspective and the technical grasp of evocon (evolutionary economics) which Amazon so obviously possess and which has eluded IBM in the first 100 years of its existence.
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