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Why 'Cloud Computing' Is For the Birds

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

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"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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