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hbaldwin940
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12/20/2012 | 4:50:31 PM
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Charles is dead-on with setback #3 (Gǣpricing is still a messGǥ). There are, of course, ways to get rapid fixed-price, fixed-schedule cloud deployments, as this SAP video shows: http://bit.ly/SWnnp4. About me: http://bit.ly/UoILDg.
Laurianne
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12/20/2012 | 2:35:29 PM
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While the security worries get more press, the almost-impossible-to-compare pricing issue is just as painful for IT managers day to day, although Amazon is starting to take positive steps. I wonder how long it will take to get to more apples-to-apples comparisons. The situation works in the vendor's favor right now, not in IT's.

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TechYogJosh
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12/20/2012 | 9:51:48 AM
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Charles, did you included only cloud infrastructure analysis by design? Or have you also converted to the mad rush which calls only IaaS as cloud and others as SaaS, PaaS, etc? In fact each of these SaaS PaaS IaaS are part of cloud metaphor and you should have touched upon at least all of these cloud layers. None the less a pretty good read.
John Foley
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12/19/2012 | 5:04:19 PM
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Cloud reliability (or lack thereof) and cost are well-known issues, but the threat of VM snooping, a.k.a. side vector attack, is less well understood and in some respects more worrisome. So far, it seems to be a theoretical threat, but research now shows it can be done, and when there's a will, there's a way. The researcher concludes that "highly sensitive workloads should not be placed in a public cloud." Let's see how long it is before some company pays the price for failing to heed that warning.


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