But but .. splutter ... won't somebody think about the clouds!
Proves the point - doesn't matter how much the cloud advocates promise the brave new world - it still has to run on something.
Lets chuck some more VM's, Docker instances and SDN and ADN into the mix. Lets face it - the compiler writers have gone lazy, the programmers are all MS drones and everything is "fixed in software".
But need to run an app - here I'll spin up a VM, need some more storage - sprinkle some cloud storage pixie dust, running out of Vm licenses - ooh lets spin a a few Dockers! Bandwidth - what is that - I'll just copy the whole DB back and forth, But at the bottom - bare metal - silicon and storage, network cables connected network routers and switches, UPS'es and air conditioning - racks of flickering money eaters.
Fundamentally doesn't matter how well we eat - we still need to go to the toilet at the end of the day. So plan well young Grasshopper - despite all the sleight of hand, mist and clouds, it still need to fundamentally run on something.