I am feeling somewhat grumpier than usual today and having just done a survey about online storage I have a question...
Is anybody else here getting fed up with hearing the phrase 'oh it's cloud based doncha know'
It seems to me that I have been storing and using data 'in the cloud' for a very long time...
...the difference is that we used to refer to it as 'online' or 'web based'...why do we need another buzzword!
Oh and just to annoy the civil liberties mob what are the possible consequences of handing control of all your data/apps to a central body?
it does depend how you define cloud i suppose. Ive had a website for years that is basically my own personal photo gallery as a backup of my photos is that cloud?
To be fair the cloud isn't just storage online. It is the combination of many products, IaaS, SaaS and PaaS for example, online storage is just one use of the over arching "cloud computing" label.
I've a netbook on my desk. The sticker in the corner advertises "1Tb of storage". And in small print it says "250Gb hard drive, 750Gb online storage)
Originally Posted by CESIL