Meltdown and Spectre; To Cloud or not to Cloud?


Over the last couple weeks, two words have been all over the press, meltdown and Spectre. Our computer chips have a flaw. All of them? Mostly yes, because the flaw is caused by the basic concepts used to speed-up processors. If you’re interested in understanding what’s behind it, the academic papers that are at the basis of the current whirlwind can be found here. As most of our CPUs are affected, so are the ones of our cloud service providers. What does this mean for cloud in general and public cloud in particular?

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