In which I riff on the cloud again. Pay as you go? Radical simplicity or interim solutions? Turns out the Toyota Prius can tell us something very interesting about the value of cloud, and whether we really just all move to the future, or whether we need to evolve infrastructures towards it. To whit – inefficiency isn’t always bad… some cloud heft may not be a bad thing. Data centres are not all bad.
My client IBM PureSystems, which sponsors the Opinionated Infrastructure series, can now span public and private, post IBM’s SoftLayer acquisition, which is an actual public cloud.