[vcf-midatlantic] Great vintage computer article.

Dave McGuire mcguire at neurotica.com
Wed Apr 19 13:09:03 EDT 2017

On 04/19/2017 11:49 AM, william degnan via vcf-midatlantic wrote:
> Dave - If you know what you're doing using cloud computing gives a
> person/company the competitive advantage vs. physical, dollar for dollar.
> Money is a big thing especially if you're willing to spend the same money
> you were before towards things like load balancing etc.   For my business I
> have a cloud network with a robust backup and recovery process, multiple
> server OS's.  It has proven to be faster, cheaper to support and more
> reliable than physical servers over time.  With cloud things can go wrong,
> I agree.  In particular if you did dumb things with physical servers and
> simply moved your process into the cloud.
> BTW I am not talking about simple drop box type storage, I am taking
> server/dbase/private subnet/process/object backups etc
> Physical has its place and there are cases where it's better than cloud,
> and if your networking is not set up correctly cloud is not going to fix a
> poor design.
> My underlying point - The refs throws the yellow card on any blanket
> statements saying CLOUD is not good just because it's someone else's
> computer.

   (I don't know what that means, but I can infer; I think it's a sports 

   But yes Bill I see and agree with your point...people who know what 
they're doing can understand the risks, and hopefully find ways to 
mitigate them or at least minimize the exposure.  I'm all for that. 
This, however, seems to be the exception rather than the rule.

   The problems come for people who don't know what they're doing. 
They, usually management, just look at these services and see an 
opportunity to get rid of all those expensive employees who (gasp!) 
don't wear ties to work.  This, as I'm sure you'll agree, is a recipe 
for disaster.


Dave McGuire, AK4HZ
New Kensington, PA

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