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Why 'Cloud Computing' Is For the Birds

Aug 18, 2008, 16:31 (6 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Mike Elgan)

"As companies get excited about, grow comfortable with and ultimately embrace what they think is the shiny new world of "cloud computing," everything becomes less reliable. A single Web page, for example, might be built out of several "cloud" components -- one company providing storage, another applications and still another site metering. If anything breaks, everything breaks. Cloud computing simply increases the number of things that can go wrong."

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