Remember When Clouds Meant Something Different?

Justin Foster, a fellow Canadian infosec guy, brought up an interesting point today in a tweet he sent out:

I remember the good old days when a cloud was something we drew to represent the Internet between two points. *Sigh*

He’s also responsible for the following diagram for those of you who are visual people:

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“Cloud” is one of those marketing terms that I can’t stand because it is now applied to absolutely everything out on the Internet AND in data centers. In my day we called those areas DMZ and those vendors Application Service Providers (ASPs)…..consarnit!

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