April 23, 2009

Above the Clouds whitepaper

Here's a whitepaper on Cloud Computing from the UC Berkeley RAD Lab. - just what everyone has been waiting for, a whitepaper on Cloud Computing.

In part this describes obstacles and opportunities. My personal favorite :

  • Obstacle #6 : Scalable Storage
  • Opportunity #6 : Invent Scalable Store

  • That's right, we finally have the go-ahead to Invent Scalable Store.

    The paper gets better the more you read. Another great quote:

    Google Search is effectively the dial tone of the Internet: if people went to Google for search and it wasn’t available, they would think the Internet was down