I targeted Independence Day as my starting point in yet another slog toward elimination of my nicotine habit. That means that I am probably going to be mean and rotten to the people I love for the next couple of days, and probably shouldn’t be blogging.
That said, I just visited this curious bit of cloud woo on a popular technology web site: a sliding picture deck promising to illuminate for me the top terms I owe it to myself to become familiar with if I am considering implementing or using cloud services (I’m not, by the way). Kudos to the SearchCloudComputing folks at TechTarget for amassing most of the terminology that I love to hate in one place. The pictures are cute too.
But I want the five minutes of my life back that I spent reviewing the piece. That, or a cigarette.
I mean, did we learn nothing about clouds from the Big F–in’ Outage that hit Amazon, Netflix, etc. a few days ago? Where was the backup, where was the load-balanced failover, where were the backup generators? Seems like we just saw what’s in store for those believing in service level promises of cloud providers when the most celebrated/notorious provider hits the skids for a protracted outage.
Is anyone but me seeing this?