|By Andi Baritchi||
|December 16, 2008 07:15 AM EST||
Andi Baritchi's Blog
I see this whole cloud computing movement as nothing more than a reincarnation of the classic mainframe client-server model. People want painless access to their data and applications from wherever they are, from whatever electronic gizmo they happen to be using.
In a time long, long ago, before internet pron, spam, and Britney Spears, there was mainframe computing. A user would login to a dumb terminal, do their work remotely on the mainframe, and logout. Since the work was saved on the mainframe, she could resume her work later from any terminal accessing that mainframe. And for the most part, if setup right, mainframes were pretty damn secure too.
|abossard 04/07/09 11:20:49 AM EDT|
It has nothing to do with a "central server" and actually doesn't resemblance the "classic mainframe client-server model" at all. Just read the description on amazon ec2:
If you use a client/server architecture on it, or peer to peer, or independent monolithic instances which work on a common result doesn't really matter.
Cloud computing enables me as a developer dynamically scale and assign computing power and other resources to my application. This is also what RightScale provides.
So please explain me, how should that be a reincarnation of the classic client/server model? It neither defines client nor server, it isn't centralized (its a cloud, like the internet and not like a central mainframe).
|debnathm 12/12/08 11:04:11 AM EST|
As I see it, it need not necessarily be a mainframe
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