back to article WTF is a 'software-defined community cloud'?

Google has given us all a new variety of cloud to consider: a "software-defined community cloud". The advertising giant’s thinking on this variety of cloud starts with the US National Institute of Standards and Technology's definition of a vanilla community cloud as "infrastructure … provisioned for exclusive use by a specific …

  1. Pascal Monett Silver badge

    Google gargling at its best

    What a waste of time just to push a Google product.

    "Projects are effectively private clouds with isolated infrastructure primitives, and their own enclave"

    So they're behind a firewall, duh.

    "Only personnel with specified qualities such as specific citizenship are allowed access;"

    There's an Access Control List, duh.

    "Data locality is enforced by software."

    The code writes to that location, duh.

    Look guys, if you want to do marketing, go ahead, but don't try and make it look like you're writing a technical documentary. There is absolutely no company database in The Cloud (TM) that should not have these elements. We haven't been waiting on you to tell us that.

    1. sten2012

      Re: Google gargling at its best

      One could almost call it a "Virtual Private Cloud"

    2. Robert Helpmann??

      Re: Google gargling at its best

      Google has history in providing products with marginal functionality targeting business rivals' cash cows. They do not do it to give the users of these products something worthwhile. Rather they seem only to want to screw with their opponents in the tech sector. I can think of no better explanation for any of the Google Workspace products that are similar to the Microsoft Office suite. Microsoft responded with Office 365, so mission accomplished. It looks like this cloud product is there to compete by buzzword. I wonder how Amazon et al will reply.

    3. Anonymous Coward

      Re: Google gargling at its best

      Just be glade they didn't add AI or, goddess forbid, quantum to the buzzword bingo.

  2. TeeCee Gold badge

    Q: WTF is a 'software-defined community cloud'?

    A: A house in wankword bingo.

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