Amazon, Publicly Private.
Considering Amazon is a Private company, what does that say about their "Public" cloud....anyways.
Well, I don't think it is a matter of *if*, but when. The design of a public "cloud" is great, until dark clouds roll in. But a private "cloud", well that is much more controllable and not to mention, private. Amazon and the similar minded can go on and on about the public cloud, but when the day comes when we all have gigabit (yeh, someday right?), who needs it, or even wants it?
I still wonder if the "cloud" is actually something at all new, or just a buzzword to fire up economic spending on something that has been implemented many times before. The kind of buzzword to push for spending and market dominance of whatever company pushing it. As far as I can tell, the buzzword "cloud" is the only thing new about the concept, but sadly we all still know the word that holds the keys to the gate...."bandwidth".