Oracle CEO Larry Ellison makes fun of “Cloud Computing”


This is a nice bit from Larry Ellison the CEO of Oracle,
He talks about Cloud Computing term as a new name for the same internet everyone has used for years.

Wiki calls it:

The term “cloud” is used as a metaphor for the Internet, based on the cloud drawing used in the past to represent the telephone network, and later to depict the Internet in computer network diagrams as an abstraction of the underlying infrastructure it represents.

He objects to the absurdity of the term cloud – since it is the same server-based service that was always there and is connected to the internet – the same OS, service, Database etc…

I agree heartily with him – ever since anyone of us joined the first web-based email service or web hosting,
we all have used the cloud.

What do you think?
do we have now a different cloud computing then we had ever since the internet started working?
Please post your thoughts in the comments …

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3 thoughts on “Oracle CEO Larry Ellison makes fun of “Cloud Computing””

  1. In illustrations regarding Networking N+, you often find a “cloud” shape representing and labeled “ISP” (Internet Service Provider). I dont agree with the term “cloud”! Wiki seems to be abit techical with most of their articles. Dominating also, like Skynet!

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