openstack, Thought Tree

What the Heck is Hyperscale?

Please, can we not use the term “hyperscale”. It doesn’t have any meaning at all.

If you say “a cloud that has 10,000 physical hosts” or “a cloud that supports 100,000 concurrent accounts” or even “a cloud that grows baby elephants”, then people will understand what you mean. Otherwise, nobody really knows what you’re talking about and it’s all just marketing-speak in the same vein of Microsoft’s “Get Me to the Cloud” commercials.