QuoteOriginally posted by: CrashedMintQuoteOriginally posted by: rmaxQuoteOriginally posted by: katastrofaSo what is the difference between "genuine cloud offerings" and "merely conventional hosting services"?I buy a hosted server and I get 4 processors + 1 TB for disc space for 25000 USDI buy a cloud service, I get the number of processorts I need + the disc space I need. I pay 100 USD/month /processor and 10 USD per GB per monthso cloud means scalable server(s)? has some industry body actually defined this?Not exactly to myself at least. Truly the cloud is a service offering where you don't need to care about the implementation and only pay for what you use (are structured notes cloud investments ). It is a good model that works for H/W, but could also work for a pricing service (i.e. 0.001 USD for every time you price a trade).Industry defintion is difficuly IMHO. I bit like Web 2.0. Cloud is hype at the moment, but like all other hyped things, the kernal is a good idea and might add value in certain contexts (e.g. tranistor, IC, Assembler, Cobol, C, OO, C++, Java, UML, TOGAF, Cloud, Internet, SOAP etc etc etc)QuoteProbably should or it will end as with flat data rates ("Absolutely uncapped, truly unlimited* data only $30/month! *Dependent on §114c-§129 of our TOS which state "Data volume capped at max. 10 MB per month and/or 1 MB per day. Throttled to 1KB/s after 1MB. Data usage is rounded up to the nearest full MB hourly. Excess rates: $10/KB. Mobile video charged separately."Cracked me up.