Originally Posted by NetworkFlag-Sam
Yep that makes sense - now I am wondering if there are any technical benefits (apart from Redhat pushing the tech forward) to switching?
Good question. I recently built an Ubuntu Cloud on my small test cluster just so I could see what all the fuss was about over this "cloud" thing, and maybe it is just the way it is implemented, but KVM was seriously lacking as each instance I deployed would take a CPU core and dedicate it to that instance.
I can see a call for a feature like this, but that sort of defeats the whole shared computing benefits out the window. Building that small test cloud also opened my eyes that "cloud" is not reality, it is marketing hype for VPS. With the one exception, ala carte billing for resources.
Until there is a multi-machine hypervisor, cloud is meaningless. Argue about it all you want, anything you can do in something billed as cloud can be done in VPS clustering.