[SATLUG] Home Cloud?

Herb Cee hc at lookcee.com
Thu Dec 31 07:03:53 CST 2009

Robert Pearson wrote:
> On Wed, Dec 30, 2009 at 11:17 AM, Don Wright <satlug at sbcglobal.net> wrote:
>> On Wed, 30 Dec 2009 03:30:38 -0600, Robert Pearson <e2eiod at gmail.com>
>> wrote:
>> <snip great comments>
>>> The Times They Are A'Changin
>> Thanks for posting those links. The Cloud is a big topic right now, and
>> it's important to understand it. However, "this too shall pass."
> <snip great story>
>> Now tell me how this great central Mull-Ticks Castle differs from the
>> new, improved Castle in the Fog of today? Be sure to mention Sidekick
>> and Gmail (and even AT&T 3G) as shining examples of too-big-to-fail
>> technologies.  --Don
> How true... How true... Nothing ever changes - only our perception of it?
> Joni says it all...
> [Posted by me on StorageMojo at:]
> <http://storagemojo.com/2009/08/06/avere-systems-dynamic-tiering-for-the-masses-of-data/>
>     I gave up any hope of getting hybrid SSD + “rotating rust” devices
> about a year ago. In the last 6 months things have really been
> changing for the better in the SSD + “rotating rust” world. I am not
> sure that tiering or even “dynamic tiering” will be the final answer.
> It will be a good incremental step. “Clouds” are driving some
> interesting changes. One of those is the move away from managing at
> the “spindle” level, which is where we have been for too long.
>     The next move needs to be away from the lack of leadership from
> the ROI, ROCE, ??? area (management) that is needed by the local “care
> and feeding” personnel in the TCO, CAPEX, OPEX, ??? area. You must
> have income growth to survive. Controlling expenses is necessary but
> not as important as income growth. “Clouds” are expensive but they
> stimulate income growth by delivering “Value Add” Services within the
> defined TCO. We now get “fries” and possibly a “Pepsi” with our
> “cheeseburger” (Unit of Information).
>     The “Cloud” management tools are still missing. Perhaps because
> there is no leadership from vendors. That leadership would come in the
> form of a definable Strategy.
>     Joni Mitchell said it well in her song…
>     Rows and flows of angel hair
>     And ice cream castles in the air
>     And feather canyons everywhere
>     I’ve looked at clouds that way
>     But now they only block the sun
>     They rain and snow on everyone
>     So many things I would have done
>     But clouds got in my way
>     I’ve looked at clouds from both sides now,
>     from up and down, and still somehow
>     it’s cloud illusions I recall.
>     I really don’t know clouds at all.

LOL that's great Robert I copied this bit of praise from a how-to 
(forget where or what) so I will just use it since i can't say it better.
Smoothly and fully working, thumb up on my both hand :-)

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