Cloud & Virtualization Computing: Defining the Terms

| February 15, 2018

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The tech industry is terrible at naming things. Ask 15 different people what they mean when they say "cloud" and you'll get a dozen different answers. Worse, those answers will change over time as the technology evolves. This article is about codifying some terminology. For simplicity's sake, I need to set a few definitions in place. The alternative is irritating for everyone involved, as I will start having to call various parts of the global network by names that are four or five descriptors long. It's also helpful to define terms when we're talking about slightly nebulous concepts that frequently get lost in semantic debates. I've lost track of the number of heated arguments I've had on social media that ultimately ended up being violent agreement between both parties about concepts entered into through disastrous misunderstandings about nomenclature.

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