Barney's Blog

Blog archive

Hype-Master Rains on Cloud Parade

Larry Ellison is the king of hype, and gosh if I don't respect him for it. This time, instead of promoting the network computer or bashing Microsoft, Ellison is taking a few shots at the concept of cloud computing.

Larry's beef? That clouds refer to almost anything going on in computing today -- Web services, SaaS and massive datacenters from the likes of Amazon. VMware is even talking about turning our datacenters into mini-clouds. If you check out the link, there's a great discussion about the future of clouds and what this all means.

Are clouds over-hyped and what do clouds mean to you? Answers, please, at [email protected].

Posted by Doug Barney on October 01, 2008 at 11:52 AM


Featured

  • Microsoft Announces Milestones for 'Perpetual' Office Products

    Office 2021 for Windows, commonly thought of as the retail "boxed" product, will reach general availability on Oct. 5, the same day as Windows 11.

  • The Case for Windows 11 Will Be Made with Security and Telemetry

    Steering a Windows 11 move will be rough without measuring the gains or losses along the way, so says Cambridge, Mass.-based Microsoft partner Aternity.

  • The 2021 Microsoft Product Roadmap

    From Windows 10X to the next generation of Microsoft's application server products, here are the product milestones coming down the pipeline in 2021.

  • New Microsoft 365 Monitoring Platform Helps MSPs Avoid the 'Logo Blame Game'

    Martello Technologies has announced a new platform to help partners manage their customers' Microsoft 365 and Microsoft Teams deployments.