Hosting

Jason Klebs jasonk at riseup.net
Thu Dec 12 10:29:21 MST 2013


In my opinion, 'the cloud' is a buzz-word, and regarding it, people act
accordingly.  Buzz-words are meant to diminish understanding of
something, not enhance it.  Therefore, a lot of places don't weigh the
benefits and drawbacks of what is essentially a move to another hosting
provider.

While we're opening up cans of worms...
I have assumed (even pre-Snowden) that every EC2 instance comes with
root access for the NSA built-in.  Thoughts on this?

-Jason

On 12/12/2013 10:21 AM, Jonathan Duncan wrote:
> On Thu, Dec 12, 2013 at 8:03 AM, S. Dale Morrey <sdalemorrey at gmail.com>wrote:
>
>> For the most part, you can't just migrate existing systems to "the
>> cloud(tm)".  You really do need to think of it as a re-implementation task
>> and expect your costs to follow accordingly.
>>
>> Agreed. The Cloud is just another tool. Like any tool, if used properly
> can be helpful, if used improperly can be deadly. The company I am
> currently with is in the process of migrating all services to the cloud.
> This includes an entire rewrite of the code base and entirely new system
> architecture. It is a mistake to think of the Cloud in the same way as one
> would think of traditional physical servers. For me, learning to use the
> Cloud effectively has required me to adopt a new paradigm.
>
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