Last year at Silicon Valley Code Camp I asked Dave Nielsen, founder of CloudCamp to explain cloud computing to me in two minutes. This year he has an update to his explanation (30 seconds shorter) and it comes with an acronym:
- On Demand – You don’t know when you’re going to need service, but with the cloud you can call it up the moment you need it.
- Scalable – It can grow as you need it to grow.
- Self Service – No need to call someone up to provision the service. You can set it up all by yourself.
- Measurable – Automate your systems and you can be agile.
All together it’s OSSM (pronounced “Awesome”). Watch what he has to say.