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The Myth of Infinite Cloud Scalability

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Recently, I read an article from a fairly prominent “cloud computing” vendor, which contained a line that basically said “Let the cloud worry about your scalability and performance problems”. I nearly snorted my late-mid-morning can of mother out my nose when I read it. Here’s why. “Let the cloud worry about your scalability” is nothing more than a thinly disguised version of “just throw more hardware at it”. This is a “solution” beloved of salespeople everywhere, because it’s plausible, real easy to say, and makes a whole pile more money for the company providing the hardware. However, while it can be an appropriate solution in the right circumstances, and with appropriate evidence of its effectiveness in those particular circumstances, it usually isn’t the only option, it often isn’t the best…

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