When Cloud Computing Looks Like A Return To Mainframe

February 1, 2011 No Comments

“Father of the Internet” Vint Cerfreckons that cloud computing is great, but that it needs standards for systems to communicate. Sendmail pioneer Eric Allman argues that too many people fail to realise that cloud computing involves a return to computing approaches from decades ago.

Like Cerf, Allman gave a keynote address at Linux.conf.au in Brisbane last week. One of the topics he touched on was cloud computing, and he pointed out that the main premise of cloud isn’t actually that different from the mainframe systems which first saw computing extend into the business environment:

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