Re: Cloud is it
Another commentard posted a couple of years ago:
noun: cloud; plural noun: clouds
1. a visible grey or white mass of condensed watery vapour floating in the atmosphere, typically high above the general level of the ground.
The day IT lost sight of what the word really meant was the day common sense started to slide down the hill and beancounters took over.
Being beancounters, they ignore the fact that the ownership* of their company's data is inversely proportional to the amount of cloud services they buy in order to save money.
* the actual cost of getting your data back home once you realise that cloud services were more expensive than what you originaly thought.
Because, no one ever made a case for estimating just how much you'd had to put down to get out of the cloud.
This idea still stands.
Two weeks after the incident, the data is nowhere to be seen and Google does not seem to give a rat's toss.
1. What are Google Cloud's customers going to say to whoever they provide services to?
2. How will they spin to their shareholders what a great idea it was to rely on unstable water vapour to hold their priceless data?