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Paul Wallis's Blog – May 2011 Archive (2)

Is cloud computing ‘as safe as flying’?

Dennis Howlett blogged the other day about “Cloud computing advantages”, promoting the view that cloud is ‘as safe as flying.’

 

He uses a letter to The Economist written by Prof. Milo Martin to support the point.

 

Prof Martin compares cloud computing to commercial aviation, and compares car travel to internal IT systems.  He argues that,…

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Added by Paul Wallis on May 30, 2011 at 13:00 — No Comments

Are there really black swans in the cloud?

Gallopin’ Gertie was the nickname given to the Tacoma Narrows suspension bridge in 1940. 

 

It was so-called because shortly after being opened the bridge developed the unnerving habit of violently undulating during certain wind conditions.  After 4 months the bridge shook itself to destruction.

 

Today we know the collapse was caused by Aeroelastic…

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Added by Paul Wallis on May 26, 2011 at 11:40 — No Comments

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