"Cloud" software ?

Peter Ulrich Kruppa ulrich at pukruppa.de
Fri May 25 16:07:52 UTC 2012


On 25.05.2012 17:12, Frank Bonnet wrote:
> On 05/25/2012 04:49 PM, Arthur Chance wrote:
>> On 05/25/12 15:12, Frank Bonnet wrote:
>>> On 05/25/2012 04:04 PM, Wojciech Puchar wrote:
>>>>> With apologies to Joni Mitchell:
>>>>> 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.
>>>>> Well, someone had to say it. :-) It summarises the marketing hype
>>>>> perfectly.
>>>> fashion is quite often deciding factor not just in clothes. Actually
>>>> it works just the same in IT. What is funny with "cloud computing"
>>>> (new fashion trend) is that isn't defined at all. most probably
>>>> marketing people found out that it is not needed to define anything to
>>>> make people buy....ANYTHING.
>>> Well ... My goal was NOT to start a flame war around the "cloud" term
>>> ...
>> I wasn't flaming, just remarking on the fact that the meaning of
>> "cloud" depends on the company that is trying to sell you cloud
>> related products.
>>> next time I'll choose better words :-)
>> A bit more specific would be useful.
>>> we would like to offer to our students and professors
>>> a kind of private cloud to access/manipulate their personnal data
>>> from almost anywhere and with almost any devices
>> could be taken to mean anything from WebDAV/Dropbox functionality to
>> Hadoop type processing or data mining. What sort of and how much
>> "manipulation" is needed? If you answer that it would let us help you
>> more.
> Well ... in short I need to let our users ( students + profs ) access
> and share their data ( living in their UNIX home directories )
> The access must be easy and possible from as much devices as possible.
> Am I clear enough ? ( sorry English is not my native language ...)

Well, this should reduce the cloud to an sftp-server or - if their stuff
isn't security sensitive to an ftp-server.


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