What is this Cloud thing everyone is talking about?

imageWhen Aunt Joanne or sister Debby asks me what is the cloud computing, I point to this video. The official definition is something like:

Cloud computing is a model for enabling ubiquitous, convenient, on-demand network access to a shared pool of configurable computing resources (e.g., networks, servers, storage, applications, and services) that can be rapidly provisioned and released with minimal management effort or service provider interaction. ~ Wikipedia

As the go-to guy for many people about the Internet experience, sometimes it’s nice to simple things up. Can I use simple as a verb?

Okay, what are your questions?

About Gandalfe

Just an itinerant saxophonist trying to find life between the changes. I have retired from the Corps of Engineers and Microsoft. I am an admin on the Woodwind Forum, run the Seattle Solid GOLD Big Band (formerly the Microsoft Jumpin' Jive Orchestra) a GOLD sax quartet, and enjoy time with family and friends.
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2 Responses to What is this Cloud thing everyone is talking about?

  1. Pingback: The Movement to the Cloud is a One-Way Street… « In(tegrate) the Clouds

  2. New primary research from Gatepoint Research released today shows big upheaval in the application, data, SaaS and Cloud integration space. Criticial analysis on ebizQ at http://www.ebizq.net/blogs/integrationedge/2011/08/application-integration-upheaval.php

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