[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.
> 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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