the cloud

The Cloud: does it have to be so grey and dull?

If the Cloud is just about cost savings, then it’s pretty dull. It could be about so much more.

The reality behind the cloud is pretty boring. When you look closely at what most people are doing there, it’s all about cost savings. 

Take a commodity application from your on-premise servers and push it out to the cloud and your costs (probably) go down. 

Few applications are heavily loaded 24 hours a day, seven days a week, so paying only for the compute capacity you need as you need it makes a lot of sense, but it’s hardly exciting. 

How reliable is the cloud?

Datacentres go down. It doesn’t matter who runs them, nor how much redundancy you build into them, eventually something happens that takes them down. 

It could be an earthquake. It could be a flood. It could be (most often is) human error. You may be able to mitigate such things, but you can’t prevent them entirely. The Cloud doesn’t change that.