On 07/16/10 7:12 PM, Rajagopal Swaminathan wrote: > HA is a requirement for cloud. it is? Most clouds have their own integral resilience that negates the need for conventional HA techniques. but, really, "Cloud" is about the most meaningless buzzword in current usage. it can mean anything from renting Amazon E2 server instances, to deploying distributed applications on google's BigTable infrastructure to moving your older physical servers to vmware esx farms.