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Date:      Mon, 18 Jul 2011 15:47:24 +0700
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To:        Adam Vande More <amvandemore@gmail.com>
Cc:        Outback Dingo <outbackdingo@gmail.com>, FreeBSD <freebsd-questions@freebsd.org>
Subject:   Re: Lennart Poettering: BSD Isn't Relevant Anymore
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  On 07/18/11 03:02 PM, Adam Vande More wrote:
> On Sun, Jul 17, 2011 at 11:16 PM, Outback Dingo<outbackdingo@gmail.com>wrote:
>
>> Im pretty sure they are only XEN based and not  "cloud" based per se, as
>> there appears to be no elasticity on demand, Granted RootBSD is nice
>> but on demand expansion of memory, cpu and disk under ones control is more
>> what i would describe as FreeBSD in  the cloud,
>>
> Cloud computing by most definitions I'm aware of refer to the decades old
> practice of outsourcing data storage and processing needs.  RootBSD fits
> comfortably into this definition.  Elastic cloud computing(IMO an often
> overrated attribute) is an enhanced version of such services. The definition
> is something of a moot point in this discussion as either setup is available
> for FreeBSD guests with multiple hosting providers.
>
> http://www.reliacloud.com/ and http://www.elastichosts.com/ are a couple
> examples of the more sophisticated ones.
One of those links gives a 404 on the root domain and the other on the 
pricing page (http://www.reliacloud.com/pricing/)

I'm not sure how serious these efforts are or where it actually gives 
more information on how they are powered by BSD in any way.
--------
I wish people would spend as much time solving problems in *BSD as they 
do trying to defend an irrelevant OS ;)




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