Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Cloud computing is nothing new

People are getting all excited over Cloud computing lately, and I have to say that I'm quite upset over the fact that people are just now discovering this, and that they've instantly turned it into a pop-culture ploy to get money and other bullshit, and really, setting up a Cloud server is as easy as setting up a computer that you can connect to remotely, which people do all of the time!

See, cloud computing is over 40 years old. Yes, 40, that's almost as old as computers themselves. The core concept of cloud computing is to have a server some where that hosts your stuff, and it lets everyone connect to it. Sounds cool, right? Well guess what, we've been doing that for a long time. Chances are, the internet server you're connected to (the one hosting this blog) is a Cloud server.

  • It hosts media/non-physical objects(computer files)
  • You connect to it remotely
  • It's available as a service

All of these things are what makes Cloud technology. In a sense, the internet itself is a giant collection of (probably) uncountable servers all available to be connected to.

If you want to learn more about Cloud Computing, I suggest reading the Wikipedia article on it. Link


  1. Same thought i had for a while, there is nothing THAT revolutionary about the cloud thingy. It's practical, but it's not like they landed on mars.

  2. Ugh, I remember when Cloud Computing was called "FTP Sites."

    God, the Internet makes me feel friggin' old. According to Hollywood, I'm already over the hill.