A couple of people have asked me to share my opinion on the cloud. I've been hesitant to talk about the cloud, because of the fanatics and funding; the hype makes people deaf to reason. So, instead of talking about the cloud, here's a technical discussion of cloud technology that attempts to dismantle the hype. ... whatâ€™s the problem? The hype. The hype is the problem. With hype come straw man arguments that delay or hold back the healthy evolution and incorporation of this technological paradigm.