Friday, February 26, 2010

The top 7 most overused cloud metaphors, sorted by weather pattern

Along with innovation, agility, and efficiency cloud computing has brought us a bevy of clever metaphors around the cloud concept. Unfortunately these play-on-words headlines are quickly becoming cliches. Below is a list of the most common metaphors I've come across, and headlines that use them. I hope this list will force us all to be a bit more original. (Note: Sorted by weather event chronological order)

Silver Lining


  1. While doing some cloud research and consulting for the federal government, we tried to figure out a way to work in "fog computing" but just couldn't quite make it fit...

  2. I could see a story about the confusion around cloud computing being called "The Foggy Cloud"

  3. Read a bunch about 'vapor' before. Might apply, too.