Next generation is for the Cloud?

Hi all,

Could anyone rely on the clouds some years ago? And nowadays we have an innovation that can save much time and lots of money.

A cloud service has three distinct characteristics that differentiate it from traditional hosting. It is sold on demand, typically by the minute or the hour; it is elastic - a user can have as much or as little of a service as they want at any given time; and the service is fully managed by the provider.

Cloud computing customers do not generally own the physical infrastructure serving as host to the software platform in question. They consume resources as a service and pay only for what they really use.

Cloud computing is criticized for limiting the freedom of users and making them dependent on the cloud computing provider. Even if data are securely stored in a cloud, many factors can temporarily disrupt access to the data, such as network outages, denial of service attacks against the service provider, and a major failure of the service provider infrastructure.

In spite of the fact that cloud computing limits the freedom of users and makes them dependent on the cloud computing provider, it still remains a reliable service accessible anywhere that provides access to networking infrastructure.

If anyone has some ideas, please share here…
Thank you.

Every medium has advantages and disadvantages, the cloud is no exception… I think the cloud’s benefits do outweigh it’s disadvantages, I mean people lose hard disks all the time and fail to back-up their material. Availability of stuff stored in the cloud can be equally annoying but it’s never an “all or nothing” situation. I say go for it, dropbox is a perfect example of a decent solution… I recommend using both online and offline storage of media. :slight_smile:

I’m thinking about “clouding” myself… it is a question of power and service really… some sites can be in a share hosting and stay there, some others require a dedicated server and some services require so much resources or have such a potential that the cloud may provide an advantage since you can upgrade easily as the site grows.

People can be rely clouding depending on their interest and requirement. It is not as easy as we think. Every individual has it’s own about it’s perception.