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Submission + - The Wrong Cloud (maya.com) 1

Red Leader. writes: "MAYA Design just released an excerpt from one of their forthcoming books as a white paper. The paper offers a different perspective on cloud computing. Their view is that cloud computing, as currently described, is not that far off from the sort of thinking that drove the economic downturn. In effect, both situations allowed radical experiments to be performed by gigantic, non-redundant entities. This is dangerous and the paper argues that we should insist on decentralized, massively-parallel venues until we understand a domain very, very well. In the information economy, this means net equality, information liquidity, and radically distributed services (and that's pretty much the opposite of "cloud computing" as described today). While there is still hope for computing in the clouds, its hard not to wonder if short-term profits, a lack of architectural thinking about security and resilience, and long-term myopia aren't leading us to the wrong ones."

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