Cloud Commons has posted an interview with Dr. Alan Sill of the Open Grid Forum. Sill has been a fixture in scientific computing for over 30 years, and his perspectives on Cloud Computing are refreshing:
Cloud computing, I think, is well understood by most people who apply it to be a set of technologies that allow the virtualization of actual processes or actual transactions.
Sill goes on to say that the odd thing is that cloud computing isn’t a concept you really have to explain to people who use it every day. I agree. When we do Twitter or banking online, we just see it as a service provided by wizards somewhere. The real power is the simplicity of the presentation, but some of us would rather pay attention to the man behind the curtain.