This post is about mCloud, the Morph Cloud, not McLoud, the noisy Scotsman!
Seriously – the mCloud On-Demand Community from Morphlabs is a cloud management platform that works with Amazon’s EC2 cloud service:
I discovered this site because MJ Dianne Camilon from Morph Labs kindly linked to my Cloud post: This generated lots of nice traffic to my blog, and all bloggers know links like that are like gold. So thanks Dianne! I remember really enjoying writing my Cloud post though I know I am definitely a Beginner to Cloud Computing and classified myself as such in the mCloud community.
My introduction to the community has been very friendly with Dianne and also Ruel Masalta, both from Morph Labs, befriending me. Ruel has a very interesting post on Cloud Terminology which I recommend readers of the IT IS ENGLISH blog to check out: (However, to get into the community and also to this link you will have to sign up, which involves the usual divulgence of details.)
Ruel attributes much of the work on this terminology to Margaret Rouse, a technical writer and published author of Techtarget.com. I notice she picks up the Rolling Stones theme that I featured in my original Cloud post: “Have you ever wanted to make up a word? Now’s the time. Just make sure it has something to do with a cloud. Play a little Rolling Stones and get those neurons firing (Hey, hey, hey, hey — get off of my cloud).”
A Morph Cloud could be a cloud for elastic computing, or it could be a cloud for an Avatar morph to rest on. Look at the Avatar Neytiri Morph from the movie Avatar. It’s absolutely amazing. You really see how a real actress morphs into a strange hybrid creature, as wonderful as any from Ovid’s Metamorphoses.
A noisy Scotsman can be demanding, especially at Hogmanay, and especially if there is whisky in his breath; he might even imagine his shortbread was elastic or morphing into a black bun! But then I suppose his brain would be clouded too. ”Hey, hey, hey, hey — get off”, he might say, or he might just float away on cloud nine.
Cloud – see previous post
Morph is from the Greek morphe meaning shape or form
Morpheus – Ovid’s name for the God of dreams, the son of sleep (OED)