This is an interesting story to share about Cloud technology.

A senior IT director was said to refuse to even consider Cloud technology because he cannot see the physical Cloud at work. He prefers to invest in physical servers so can see them at work at the data centre.

This despite the fact that going onto the cloud will cut his IT expenditure byron the 50%.

I dread to ask him about God.

But like how God works is mysterious ways, Cloud technology is already all around us.

If you are using Whatsapp or iMessage or watching YouTube, you are already engaging the cloud.

Besides the fixed infrastructure cost, Cloud technology can also negate other operation cost.

For example, when my IT guy had to be in Vietnam, we communicated through whatsapp to get a project running. As it was an app, he pushed it through a cloud hosting site so end users can easily download with a link from an email.

IDD cost between Singapore and Vietnam was totally non-existence. We didn't had to worry about bandwidth to and out of our servers, or if our servers were operational.

All that was needed was just 3G or Wifi.

It doesn't matter if you can see the existence of your physical server today. Even if you did, what are you going to do with it?


  1. Anonymous  

    February 9, 2012 at 12:35 PM

    "Cloud" is a malignant word. It was supposed to refer to certain specific technologies, but now, it seems every Tom, Dick, Harry and their fathers are jumping onto the cloud bandwagon with their own definition of cloud. Now, it seems that as long as you don't see the server, you are on the cloud. That is just wishful thinking on cloud 9.

  2. Aaron Koh  

    February 9, 2012 at 1:41 PM

    yeap.. agree with you.

    But if you can save on IT cost, but give an excuse like you can't see the physical server doesn't make sense in today's cost sensitive environment.

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