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How to explain cloud to your spouse

Erik uses the analogy of rental cars to explain cloud in a way that even his spouse would be willing to read.

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What is a burst in the cloud?

A simple explanation of a cloud burst.

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How to explain virtualization to your parents (or anyone)

The word for today is virtualization. I dug around for some different meanings of the word as it is sometimes not a simple concept.

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I have a virtualized infrastructure. Do I have cloud?

It seems that the cloud concept sometimes is still being misunderstood because those products are responsible for virtualization, not provisioning.

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Cloud 101: Flavors of hypervisors

Hypervisors can be categorized into two main types.

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What is cloud computing and why should you care? Part 1

We have published several posts on cloud computing basics and its potential to improve human lives on ThoughtsOnCloud.

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Networking the cloud (Part 2 of 3)

This is the second of three posts looking at networking in the cloud. This post looks at clustering and network management.

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Networking the cloud (Part 1 of 3)

This is the first in three posts looking at networking in the cloud. This post looks at some basic concepts.

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Is there an engine in the cloud?

How does the engine of a car relate to the concept of cloud? I will try to make a few analogies.

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What is a hypervisor?

Some may have trouble visualizing what a hypervisor is. Let’s look at a possible example.

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How to explain cloud to your spouse

Erik uses the analogy of rental cars to explain cloud in a way that even his spouse would be willing to read.

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Cloudonomics: A book review

Abhishek gives an overview and review of Joe Weinman's book, "Cloudonomics: The Business Value of Cloud Computing."

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