Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Magic as a Service

The cloud computing is coming. It will be the next step in the evolution of technology and, most likely, will fuel the next stock market bubble. In the meantime, to prepare for the inevitable we need to learn the new terminology: IaaS, PaaS, Saas. Here's an excerpt from a post that untangles the acronyms:

IaaS (Infrastructure as a Service) in a general sense, provides the ability to ’summon’ resources in specific configurations at will and delivers value similar to what one might find in a traditional datacenter. IaaS’ power lies in its massive on-the-fly flexibility and configurability. It can be equated to owning a magic wand that could conjure up a variety of network and server resources in zero time and occupying zero space.

This description is so close to the TRIZ definition of Ideality! The infrastructure does not exist, but its functionality is fulfilled.

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