[FoRK] VM begats VN
Adam L Beberg
beberg at mithral.com
Mon Aug 6 23:49:03 PDT 2012
Stephen D. Williams wrote on 8/6/2012 10:42 PM:
> Cool $1.2B.
> Hard to see what's difficult here, other getting everyone to agree on
> something. Virtual networking, i.e. virtual network overlay, will be
> nice when it is everywhere and easy. VPN's done right. The final
> triumph of the (smart) switch over routing. In the end, it's just all
> Linux boxes routing packets.
It's amusing watching Amazon and Google fight it out, meanwhile
OpenStack has already won everywhere else. Nobody in their right mind
would lock themselves into either proprietary universe. Open standards
are a basic prereq for anything really happening in the cloud, since you
absolutely must multi-cloud in different companies AND countries (since
the NSA gets anything Amazon/Google host).
Remember when Google App Engine was announced? Before it was even
launched, the first thing that happened was a massive open source effort
to make it run on Amazon or on your own systems, ONLY THEN it was safe
to use it because there was a way out of the roach motel.
That and the usual profound stupidity in handing over your companies
operations to a 3rd party, and inability to see that it costs 2-3x as
much of course. But that's why they call it Cloud right, as in "head in
the ..." :)
People never learn.
Adam L. Beberg
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