8 WHERE SHOULD A CLOUD PLATFORM RESIDE?
If the Internet exists at all in the future, it will be on a much-reduced scale from what we enjoy today, and all the activities of everyday life are not going to reside on it.
James Howard Kunstler (author) in an interview in Rolling Stone, 12 July 2012
It is not a simple matter of deciding that a new cloud platform should be placed here. The first decision has to be whether the cloud platform is going to be private, public, mixed or hybrid. The second decision then has to be what form the cloud will take and where all the responsibilities of ownership, management and so on should be.
There are no rules of architecture for a castle in the clouds..
G. K. Chesterton in The Everlasting Man ...