Back in the good old days of the PC, you got your computer. And loaded it with accounting, word processing, email and all other novelty stuff. And worked happily ever after doing wonderful things...
Frustrations were not long in appearing. The accounting software didn't meet your requirements. The email did not work when you travelled to another country. And the PC often worked too slow for your expectations.
Soon you began to see some great changes. Your email software was up on the Internet (the CLOUD) and you could receive and send mails from anywhere in the world. More applications moved to the cloud and your staff could work with these even while travelling all over.
You began to hear new words like SaaS, Software as a Service, that you could access from anywhere any time. Not only that, now you did not have to upgrade the software every time a new version appeared. Instead, the newest features were automatically available to you.
COMPUTING ON THE INTERNET
As things moved further, you could even hire computing facilities on the Net. Instead of spending a fortune on creating in-house capacities with expensive hardware and high paid personnel to operate and maintain these, you could enter into a contract with a cloud supplier who had the latest in everything and pay only for what you used.
PaaS, Platform as a Service, allowed you to develop applications with the latest tools paying only for what you used. IaaS, Infrastructure as a Service, provided the latest in hardware, Operating Systems and Security. Backup was automatic so you didn't have to worry about losing your irreplaceable data even if your staff forgot the boring task.
In essence, Cloud Computing involves:
- Moving to the Internet instead of doing everything in-house with your own computers, software and maintenance staff
- Paying only for what you needed instead of creating a high-cost computing infrastructure that might remain idle most of the time
- Focusing on your business instead of worrying about your computers, operating systems, software needs, data backups and security needs
- If you are worried about storing your sensitive data on systems owned by a third party and located in some mysterious corner of the world, you can go for a private cloud. After all, a cloud is just the Internet. So long as you can access your data and applications over the Internet, from any device from anywhere, it is cloud computing.
So you can get a high capacity system that is connected to the Net (and properly secured). Store all your applications and data in it and keep it safe at your home while you work with smartphones, tablets, laptops and desktops from wherever you are. Just connect to the home system over the Internet and all the stuff is available to you.
Check the Four Terabyte Cloud Attached disk from Amazon to get an idea of what you can do with a personal cloud of your own!
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