Cloud computing might be the marketing and computer world’s buzzword for the time being but there are some who feel that this is mere stupidity.
Richard Stallman, the software specialist who has won the laurels for developing the famed GNU system of software, feels that it is something almost falling short of being an intelligent leap forward by the entrepreneurs — who are deciding to opt for cloud computing.
He has also cited reasons for advocating for the above.
He feels that cloud computing is, in effect, transferring the control of computing power as well as the custody of valuable and often secrecy of data to the control of a third party who is actually the cloud provider – may be public cloud or private virtual server owner.
In this context it should be mentioned that cloud computing is networking with a third party server – quite different from the in-house server of the client. It also mostly utilizes the windows vps – the windows virtual private server that connects the clients’ terminals and data to the virtual cloud server, with the efficient back p of the operating systems of the windows.
Mr. Stallman went one step ahead to also comment that the data transferred to the virtual server also loses the privacy which is overwhelmingly associated with it and that it might be vulnerable for the client or the client’s enterprise concerned. He felt that security and safety of the data would hereby be completely dependent on the cloud host or the cloud service provider. This is almost like being at the mercy of the other person.
He introduced a term called vendor lock-in and felt that this would be the effect — once a client transfers his data to the windows VPS server. He also was fast to forecast that although the hype is that cloud computing reduces operating costs – the ground reality is that cost would be actually escalated in the long run by assuming the subject process.
To his opinion cloud computing is nothing but a marketing hype created by certain marketers with some interest in mind and that it is almost like a myth which will ultimately be vanquished in the long run after the users practice the process for some time. He considers this concept as something which is actually even worse than stupidity. It has nothing which would benefit the customer in the long run. Thus he saw no point for companies in installing such a system when they are operating for quite some time with the traditional resources.