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Yan Pritzker's Blog The term Cloud Computing is on the rise according to Google Trends.. But what does it all mean? Just like "Web 2.0" it's an overloaded phrase with tons of connotations and many attempts at definition. While perusing a cloud blog by James Urquhart, I was inspired to try to define the term myself. So here's what cloud computing means to me. Here goes: Clouds are vast resource pools with on-demand resource allocation. The degree of on-demandness can vary from phone calls to web forms to actual APIs that directly requisition servers. I tend to consider slow forms of requisitioning to be more like traditional datacenters, and the quicker ones to be more cloudy. A public facing API is a must for true clouds. Clouds are virtualized. On demand requisitioning implies the ability to dynamically resize resource allocation or moving customers from one physical ... (more)

On-Demand Resource Provisioning - The Fundamental Principle that Defines Cloud Computing

Yan Pritzker's Blog I’ve noticed people lately have been saying things like "I am cloud computing because my mail is now on gmail ZOMG" - but storing your mails on the internets is not cloud computing, it’s just online storage. Uploading pics from your phone directly to the web is not cloud computing. Google Docs is not cloud computing. Just storing something on the Intraweb does not mean you’re "using cloud computing." So stop abusing my favorite buzzword :-) Cloud computing is a far more interesting and far reaching shift than the ability to store your stuff ‘out there’. I think... (more)