What is cloud computing?

Posted on Thursday, January 6th 2011 10:09 am by menj in Offbeat

Confused about the term “Cloud Computing”? Want to be “with the times” when you talk about new technology buzzwords? I found this interesting video which explains it all.

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    • whitesoxfan2347 says:

      July 23rd, 2012 at 3:11 am

      Since cloud computing is looking more and more like the “next big thing”, I’d like to know what relevant certifications are out there in the market that would jumpstart my career in cloud computing. I don’t know where to start since a quick google would yield thousands of results.

    • Thomas Lopez says:

      July 23rd, 2012 at 3:43 am

      For an assignment in university I’ve been asked to perform a presentation on cloud computing. I have finished most of it, however I cant find a source on what hardware is used to make it possible. If anyone could help it would be amazing I really am stuck at this point.

      Thanks, Jack

    • alberto s says:

      July 23rd, 2012 at 11:56 am

      I wish to learn more about cloud computing as an individual user.

    • simply complicated says:

      August 5th, 2012 at 1:08 am

      cloud computing is the wave of the future but who really benefits from its use? Is it any startup that uses servers or is it more seasoned and sophisticated companies with major storage requirements?

    • Dr Dorian says:

      August 10th, 2012 at 7:00 am

      I just come to knoe that cloud computing is “we can pay for what we use”.I just want to know more details about?

      In which domain it is used?
      How it is related to ERP?
      What are the researches going on this field?

      Just give me an abstract which help me to start my work?

    • kevindiking67verizonnet says:

      August 20th, 2012 at 8:21 am

      Hi guys,

      I was reading up a bit on cloud computing and I really want to realise it’s potential but I don’t know what software to go for. Ideally I want something light and easy to use any suggestions?

    • Jason M says:

      September 6th, 2012 at 10:28 pm

      I’m confused on its difference between the Internet. My opinion on cloud computing is sharing of resources over the web. But that’s what internet is giving us too, right? Any help would be appreciated.

    • Hayden says:

      September 9th, 2012 at 7:42 am

      Everyone is talking about application hosting and getting applications in the cloud for their business. I feel I’m lagging behind on this..

    • Courtney says:

      September 15th, 2012 at 7:36 pm

      Upon hearing about Google’s Chrome OS test run, I got to wondering about the advantages and disadvantages of having an operating system based entirely around a web browser. Obviously, if you don’t have any internet connection, your computer is rendered useless (some would argue that without internet computers are useless anyway). But, aside from that, I really can’t figure out the downside to this. Do Microsoft and Apple need to watch themselves when the stable version is released in spring of 2011 or will it be a flop?

    • Shay H says:

      September 21st, 2012 at 12:25 am

      Cloud computing is becoming popular and it is expected most organizations will have some applications on it. Describe what applications would be suitable for cloud computing. Give examples

    • skychi99 says:

      September 21st, 2012 at 5:07 pm

      Have been listening to this term pretty often, lately, but have not been able to grasp what this really means

    • Matt says:

      September 27th, 2012 at 5:23 pm

      Links most appreciated.

    • Ramblin Spirit says:

      October 4th, 2012 at 6:59 pm

      I’d like to know more about them

    • Hannah says:

      October 9th, 2012 at 11:41 am

      I’m not even sure if there is a hardware system. I think there’s only a software system. But which type of system is used for the hardware/software in cloud computing.

      I also think maybe there are various types of systems depening and if that’s the case please just don’t say that just give me one type.

    • sarah w says:

      October 10th, 2012 at 4:55 pm

      What is Real total cost of amazon cloud computing servers?
      I have to preapare presentation regarding business of amazon cloud computing servers and how they earn money?
      Note : Please give me appropriate link for support of your answers

    • Disrae says:

      October 12th, 2012 at 2:14 pm

      I am doing a research paper on cloud computing. I want to talk about how companies can use cloud computing and how it can benefit them. Also if anyone has any info on what kinds of app or software you can use in the cloud that would be appreciated. Thanks
      even though a business will you the servers from the companies, don’t they still need to have a local back up?

    • JOHN KAISER PHD says:

      October 13th, 2012 at 5:32 am

      we are doing our project on private cloud computing. we are providing operating system access for a user within an organization. can this be the example for private cloud computing ?

    • kerrin marz says:

      October 15th, 2012 at 4:53 pm

      hi i am eswaran i am doing project in cloud computing(load balancing) so i want to know what are the software used to form private cloud computing.

    • shahrukh says:

      October 21st, 2012 at 2:28 pm

      Please include any good or bad experiances you have had storing your data on a cloud…

    • Le Pwner says:

      October 22nd, 2012 at 3:18 pm

      Hi guys,

      I was reading up a bit on cloud computing and I really want to realise it’s potential but I don’t know what software to go for. Ideally I want something light and easy to use any suggestions?

    • hank baseballs says:

      October 23rd, 2012 at 9:29 am

      Specifically, I’m looking for equity investments. Which companies are currently in the BEST position to profit the most from this trend for cloud computing and virtualization? I know 2. I want to hear other’s opinions.

    • Derek says:

      October 23rd, 2012 at 11:50 am

      For an assignment in university I’ve been asked to perform a presentation on cloud computing. I have finished most of it, however I cant find a source on what hardware is used to make it possible. If anyone could help it would be amazing I really am stuck at this point.

      Thanks, Jack

    • Jeracoo L says:

      October 23rd, 2012 at 3:36 pm

      What should i learn out of these? Or should i learn them all one by one? If so, in what order? Please help!

    • Erfan says:

      October 24th, 2012 at 8:09 pm

      I want to learn cloud computing. Is there any training institute in India which provide such courses ?? And also i want to know do cloud computing a good career option in .

    • Kristian says:

      November 1st, 2012 at 12:13 am

      In cloud computing, jobs from users are handled by middleware which optimizes the utility of cloud computing.Middlewares rely on job scheduling alogrithms and thus balance the load on cloud servers.so, is there any proper/general algorithms which most of the middleware use?

    • alberto s says:

      November 8th, 2012 at 9:13 pm

      I’m trying to understand more about technology, and from what I know so far, cloud computing is a “plum-pudding” model of information access. By that I mean there is a pool of computing giants (such as Microsoft and Google) that allow their users to have access to their services, but not know anything about how that information came to be. If this is wrong, please explain that in your answer too.

      My question specifically asks that if so many different users can access the information that anyone else can access, how is security even possible?

    • Splash Log Level 2 Again says:

      November 10th, 2012 at 7:02 pm

      I want to know about the services available like Google Apps and Amazon AWS. Using one of these could be beneficial but I am unable to understand either of them fully for my requirements, If you are an expert on cloud computing, kindly let me know.

    • Agent 47 says:

      November 13th, 2012 at 4:26 pm

      I have two computers which use windows, and I have internet access in both of these computers. For a project I need to simulate the concepts of cloud computing, by setting up these machines in a cloud. Is it possible and how do I go about it?

      Thanks.
      Thanks! I need a push on how to go about doing this the right way.

    • everydayGuitarist says:

      November 14th, 2012 at 4:13 pm

      I’m in my final year at university and I’m trying to come up with a topic to base my dissertation on. I want to focus on cloud computing, but its use in school and education. But i cant think of a main point to focus on.

      Any ideas out there?

    • The Inc says:

      November 14th, 2012 at 10:14 pm

      People are work were saying oh cloud computing is so cool and this and that but what is it exactly?

      The ability to do things online instead of the need of installing software and being able to access data from anywhere?

    • rashest_hippo says:

      November 15th, 2012 at 1:55 am

      I’m extremely excited about this whole new concept of a Server maintaining all the required softwares and we as users share it. So, where do i start if i were to become a geek in cloud computing?

    • Willie says:

      November 15th, 2012 at 8:39 am

      I was wondering if Linux had anything to do in the development of Cloud Computing, and if it was in any way related?

    • Le Pwner says:

      November 17th, 2012 at 4:06 pm

      i’m graduate and now looking to do certification in cloud computing.As cloud computing technology has more famous in india and everywhere.Is it benefical for me if i choose this new technology? pls guide me if not so what should i opt? i’m fresher and tell wat willbe the starting salery in india

    • x_blind_x_gamer_x says:

      November 17th, 2012 at 6:46 pm

      Hi,
      I am studying Business and Management and I want to do my dissertation on cloud computing. However, this is just a vague and broad idea. I am struggling to find a management topic to discuss in relation to it. I hope I’m making sense! Can you help?

    • Maggie says:

      November 17th, 2012 at 6:46 pm

      I’m a fresher and i decided to expertise in the field of cloud computing since that is the technology of the future, so can anyone tell me where i can find the resources which i can begin with.

    • Mistry says:

      November 21st, 2012 at 6:08 pm

      Honestly, I’m new to the idea of cloud computing. I just graduated from school and want to chose a field to enter at university, and I want to be a programmer in the end. I thought about studying computer science, but someone suggested cloud computing, and I still don’t understand how would that be different. Could you please explain? Thanks in advance.

    • JDOGG1122 says:

      November 26th, 2012 at 3:17 am

      i think the implementation of cloud computing is the most hot topic in the IT industry .please clarify its features and how it can be advantageous over existing client-server model?

    • veemodz says:

      November 27th, 2012 at 11:22 am

      I want to start a cloud computing company in Canada but i don’t know which city to start it in Toronto or Vancouver?

      Toronto has a large population its the largest city in Canada it is its Economic capital its close to other world cities like NY but its not known for Tech companies

      Vancouver is known for its Tech companies but it doesn’t have a huge population and its and isolated city but its relatively close to Huge tech centres in the US

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