services to me in recent months, and virtualisation has been there
right by its side... Infrastructure as a service does not make
virtualisation a pre-requisite. Its about offering a service, having a
service model in place and being able to market it / get it out there
so that people can start subscribing to said service....
Why suddenly you MUST have a hypervisor included in that really
defeats me... What's wrong with solaris containers, or consolidated
database environment etc...
The other thing that makes my blood boil - those out there offering
unified platforms to offer these cloud solutions - make the management
services work across all those product offerings that truly make up
the cloud service that you would like to offer. Don't just stop at the
VMWare's of this world because its easy - start offering the ability
to automate the provision of solaris instances, containers etc....
Cmon - if we are gonna do this thing properly - lets do it, and not go
off all half arsed....
Please see @ianhf 's article here: http://www.grumpystorage.com/2010/02/cloud-everything-as-service-latest.html
- very much same views as my self.....
VIRTUALISATION DOES NOT EQUAL CLOUD and CLOUD DOES NOT EQUAL