I'm talking about the mindset customers have developed.
And there's no agreed standard for the definition of cloud. Rackspace claims their services is cloud based. I don't agree to it. But there are people who believe Rackspace services are cloud based. So, just about anyone can claim their hosting service is cloud based. There's no way you can prove whether a service is cloud based or not. Cloud is a buzzword effectively used by marketing folks.
I recall the pain in my hands when I was reading War And Peace dead tree version.
I read faster on my PC.
I have a theory that it's impossible to prove anything, but I can't prove it.