Much has breathlessly been said about products such as VMware's vCloud Director, or EMCs Atmos.
What are they really?
At a technical diagram level they are a web interface backed up against databases, all residing on unique servers (physical or virtual) that present an abstracted interface to the "user"
The devil is in the technical details however.
And that is where most hard core techs break down.
It is not the "doing" of it it is the "design" of it, and that is what we will talk about in my next post