It seems like you can’t turn around, at least here in the valley, without hearing about cloud computing. But what exactly is the cloud and just how cloudy is my future? Last week I attended the 11th International Cloud Expo, and it’s impressive the depths at which our brightest minds have already taken this technology. The intent of this post is not to discuss the technology of cloud computing. I won’t discuss elasticity, virtualization, multitenancy, APIs and other technical aspect of cloud computing. For those of you looking for a good introduction of the basic terms and technology I would suggest starting with Wikipedia’s Cloud Computing page.
This article will focus on what the cloud is from a high level and why you and everyone else will be using it soon. It will talk about how cloud computing will change your interactions with many of the devices you use daily and how it is going to fundamentally change the very nature of “computing”.
So let’s talk about what life will be like in the clouds.
I will separate this cloud article into two parts. The first part will be a high level discussion of cloud computing. For those techies out there who have a solid understanding of the cloud you may want to skip this part. The second part will focus on the future possibilities of cloud computing and how it will become ubiquitous in your life. That’s when things really get interesting!
Read the complete article – Your Cloudy Future Part I – Cloud Basics