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Jul 13, 2010

What is cloud computing?

The cloud computing revolution is real. But is it really "a radical new business model that purports to slash technology costs by up to 80%"? Let's check the facts.

Stilgherrian — Technology writer and broadcaster

Stilgherrian

Technology writer and broadcaster

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The cloud computing revolution is real: it’s on the front page of the Australian Financial Review this morning. But is it really “a radical new business model that purports to slash technology costs by up to 80%”?

What is cloud computing?

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  1. paul_macca

    Our company struggled with ISP email and then our own exchange server for many years. After reading about the Microsoft cloud solution last year they put us on to some guys called HubOne. The moved all out email and office communication to “the cloud”. We can finally get back to running our actual business.

  2. ggm

    I costed 16TB of storage+processing on, and offshore. The price differential is enormous.

    “cloud” bought from US or Europe is 10-20x cheaper than in Australia which suggests its a very VERY immature market here.

    Why cost it onshore? Think about getting 16Tb of data up into the cloud…

  3. oovergro

    Who makes the internet work, and why are they so nice to me?

  4. ggm

    we all make the internet work, and its called the n-squared law: the sum of the parts together is worth more than the sum of the parts, considered on their own.

    mind you, lotsa people say thats bunkum.

    basically, they’re nice to you because it pays to remember the golden rule.

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