Re: [clouds] Announcing Clouds bar BoF during IETF-77 (March, 2010, Anaheim, CA)

Tony Finch <dot@dotat.at> Mon, 22 February 2010 23:21 UTC

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Subject: Re: [clouds] Announcing Clouds bar BoF during IETF-77 (March, 2010, Anaheim, CA)
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On Mon, 22 Feb 2010, Dave CROCKER wrote:
>
> As already noted, the term 'cloud' is now used in many different ways,
> including as a synonym for 'network' and for 'Internet', even amongst
> technical folk. (Really.)

I get the impression that this was the original usage, from diagrams where
the network was abstracted as a vague cloud whose details were irrelevant.
Hence "cloud computing" == computing somwhere out in the network where we
don't need to care about the details.

>    <http://csrc.nist.gov/groups/SNS/cloud-computing/cloud-def-v15.doc>

Nice.

Tony.
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