Sunday, May 22, 2011

What's Cloud Computing?



In the past, both data and software had to be stored and processed on or near the computer. The development of Local Area Networks allowed for a system in which multiple CPUs and storage devices may be organized to increase the performance of the entire system. 
In an extension to that concept, cloud computing fundamentally allows for a functional separation between the resources used and the user's computer, usually residing outside the local network, for example, in a remote datacenter.

Cloud computing refers to the on-demand provision of computational resources (data, software) via a computer network, rather than from a local computer. Users or clients can submit a task, such as word processing, to the service provider, without actually possessing the software or hardware. 
The consumer's computer may contain very little software or data (perhaps a minimal operating system and web browser only), serving as little more than a display terminal connected to the Internet. Since the cloud is the underlying delivery mechanism, cloud based applications and services may support any type of software application or service in use today.

10 comments:

  1. Got this sorted at home. Only between computers though. No wireless for phones etc..:(

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  2. I saw a great infographic on this once - inspired me to get something similar set up at home.

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  3. I'm not sure what my opinion is on cloud computing tbh. I know it's the future n all but it would totally suck if everything just went cloud.

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  4. Why does the guy above me have the same avatar as me??? =0

    Do not like.

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  5. Good info. The cloud can really open up new doors in the way technology is used.

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  6. Looking forward to the chrome netbook?

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  7. I have something like this at home between my computers. The cloud seems like the way of the future.

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  8. I think that the security issues with cloud computing are going to be a problem.

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  9. hi..Im student from Informatics engineering, this article is very informative, thanks for sharing :)

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