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(Ab)Use of the C-word (cloud)

Friday, May 15th, 2009

The more cloud architectures gather buzz, the more I am seeing all sorts of misuse of the c-word. From describing grid computing to confusing it with SaaS, people seem to see clouds everywhere, even in the clearest of skies!

The “Palme d’Or” should probably be given to a business acquaintance who’s been able to use the word 3 times in the same 5mns presentation for 3 different meanings:

  • the Spring cloud === the Spring context
  • the ActiveMQ cloud === the ActiveMQ management of queues
  • the VM cloud === the in-memory execution of a process

You’ve got to love them clouds!

I wonder, even as I am myself piloting in the storm, how long it will be before I get really tired of the c-word!

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