The Many Flavors of Cloud Computing

image Keith Pijanowski gives us his insights into the many flavors of Cloud Computing…

“Word choice is important when giving a new idea a name. However, sometimes an idea is so big and far reaching that no collection of words can accurately describe it. The history of science gives us many examples of ideas that are too big for their names. Kurt Gödel’s Incompleteness Theorem, Albert Einstein’s theory of Special Relativity and his theory of General Relativity are all ideas which are too big for the simple words that are used to refer to them. Furthermore, when a new idea changes the way you perceive the world around you then you need to understand this change to fully understand the idea itself.

Software as a Service (SaaS), Platform as a Service (PaaS), and Software Plus Services (S+S) are all ideas that are too big for their names. These ideas are also going to change the way we perceive and utilize the internet. In this post I want to go beyond the words and get at the core ideas behind SaaS, PaaS, and S+S in order to illustrate what the internet is going to look like once these ideas are realized.”, Read More…


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