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+ - Your Cloud Needs a Sys Admin->

Submitted by smack.addict
smack.addict writes: Cloud computing has deluded programmers into thinking they no longer need sys admins. The cloud enables the automation of many of the tedious tasks on which programmers have traditionally looked to sys admins to support. Without those barriers, it takes just a credit card for programmer to fancy themselves as sys admins. Don't let the ease of provisioning fool you; your cloud needs a sys admin.
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+ - Is an Open Cloud Worth Wanting?->

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smack.addict
smack.addict writes: "Caught in the middle of the back-and forth between Microsoft and the Open Cloud Manifesto team is the question, what does it mean for the cloud to be Open? All of the vendors in the cloud space have paid lip service to the idea of Openness in the cloud; and most everyone believes that being "Open" is a "good thing". In an environment in which few people agree on the specifics of defining the term "cloud computing", what exactly does it mean to have an Open Cloud?"
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+ - Why I Don't Like Auto-Scaling in the Cloud->

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George Reese
George Reese writes: "It seems a lot of people are mistaking the very valuable benefit that cloud computing enables of dynamically scaling your infrastructure with the potentially dangerous ability to automatically scale your infrastructure in real-time based on actual demand. This O'Reilly blog entry discusses why auto-scaling is not as cool a feature as you might think."
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