Cloud Technology, Here to Stay

One of the coolest technologies that is creeping up behind Amazon, FaceBook and Twitter is called Cloud Technology.

WHAT IS CLOUD TECHNOLOGY?

After the dot com burst in 2000, companies wanted to rely on servers that wouldn't collapse even if the famous nuclear attack would come to pass. Computer engineers realized the limitations of the average person that makes use of the computer advancements. Most of us start by opening an email, check FaceBook and sign in smoothly.

But what is behind all this? Since the invention of the IC (integrated circuits) and consolidation of servers and networks. There was a need to change a product, the computer, into a service: Keeping the high tech software, shared information, data access, and hard to understand languages behind a simple web page as a package or utility. The term cloud was borrowed from the telephone drawing network that would encapsulate all its intricate connections to finally arrive as a service through a pole into our house. HubPages is an example of this: You write an hub, it is stored and can be retrieve at any time. You don't need to be a tech savvy to finish your final product; you are at the end-user terminal. Thanks to web 2 advancements, interacting with other hubbers has been a common thing.



THE COOLEST JOB- CLOUD ENGINEERING

Software Engineers have applied all their expertise and discipline into these Technologies. From the Electrical Engineering part and through the Electronics, and IT research. Our lives have been made easier. How can anyone upload a video to Youtube or Facebook like clicking here and there? How can you easily order a product from Amazon or post a sale on Ebay with nothing but your personalized information and be able to generate a very powerful tag sale?


CLOUD COMPUTING

Cloud computing provides mainly data access as we said before, storage services and software that don't require the end-user to be a technical pro. Service oriented architecture abstracts from us the details of sophisticated Engineering that support all our needs. Just an example: you try to log in in your email. If you forget the password you will have to remember questions set up when you opened your account; chances are you will get around and log in, but notice that your answers were already stored and were available for use. You didn't have to mess with any html protocol and not even think about the archaic MS-DOS operating system.



LAYERS

Services that are provided, once the IP connection are established are called layers, which can divided in several sub-layers

CLIENT

Practically is your laptop, iPhone or tablet that uses the hardware and software available on the fly.

PLATAFORM

If you want to ride a pony, you don't' have to buy it...you just pay your 5 dollars ticket for the service, and the owner will feed him and keep him in shape. The same way with a platform, which delivers several solutions stacks in a bulk of applications.

APPLICATION

Ever wonder why you don't need to insert a CD application for an application to work? It's already been taking cared of, even before you buy an app or download a game. You don't need to run the application in your own hard drive. Maintenance and support is minimize for us users. Our Amazon link in HubPages is an example of it.

INFRASTRUCTURE

You don't need to own yahoo to open an email; you don't even have to buy shares from Amazon to use its network. Infrastructure combines applications and servers as a whole for your use and advantage. We buy these resources as a fully outsource service. You don't even have to own a server which would kill your budget.

SERVER

Consist of the physical hardware and computing applications including multi core processors. Software is updated with founding of re known Universities and IT institutions.


ISSUES OF PRIVACY

There could be a danger in all this. A centralized networking can be monitored and handled in a non so private manner. If you check at the bottom of your yahoo email, you will read a warning stating that your info and activity will be under their "watch'. Legally they are telling you that any information that you send or trend that you follow will be used for commercial purposes. After September 11, Verizon and AT&T, secretly complied with a secret NSA program that monitored the lives of 10 million citizens. Privacy advocates were concerned with this revelation.


THE FUTURE

As we might wonder, how did Bill Gates made this future house interconnecting the microwave with your daily needs? The future is so promising that there are new words to be invented to define new cool activities derived from Cloud technology. Can you imagine paying your bills just by using your slimmest iPhone 6 as a credit card? Or remotely telling your refrigerator to make you an orange juice with seven ice cubes? I mean...imagination can fly and this hub will have no end. Enjoy! Cheers!






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Hear Me 5 years ago from Somewhere in Florida

Very interesting writing. I enjoyed learning a bit more about "the cloud" in a not-so-complex way.


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Lord De Cross 5 years ago Author

Can you HEAR ME now?,

Well was not intended to be written in a complex way. If kids check my math tutorials they will see the same uncomplex explanations. TECHNOLOGY is evolving so fast..that our lap tops would become ancient in years or maybe nano-months. Thanks for your important and appreciated comment my dear friend.

LORD


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mr-burns 5 years ago

A very good read. Really enjoyed it. Lots of explanation which I can agree with. Amazing how things are going


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Lord De Cross 5 years ago Author

Hello there Mr. Burns,

Thanks for the encouraging words. Actually have new technologies coming our way. But cannot even talk about it...still classified!

LORD


Giselle Maine 5 years ago

Cloud computing is the way of the future, as you said. However, companies that deal with very sensitive information may be unlikely to use cloud computing because the information physically resides off-site, creating possible security or privacy issues. On the other hand, other companies may feel that the risks are worth the benefits. A very interesting hub and was laid out in a clear manner.


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Lord De Cross 5 years ago Author

Good point Gisselle... But don't we trust a pilot to take us safely to our final destination? Don't we have to trust our teachers for our kids education? Our economy is in bad shape and..we cannot afford to invest miilions just to get a server system going. AT&T, Verizon and T-mobile take advantage of this IT technology and our bills are considerable reduced. Thanks so much for stopping by and unearth this hub.

LORD


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mary615 5 years ago from Florida

This Hub was certainly informative; however, I just don't understand all this "stuff". My computer is like my car: I just turn it on, and expect it to run. I don't have to know everything about the car. I feel the same way about all this new technology. I'llnever understand it. I voted this one UP, etc.


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Seek-n-Find 5 years ago from Illinois

Interesting!


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Lord De Cross 5 years ago Author

Mary615,

I remember my grandma used to say to us as kids, Turn off that TV! we are going to run out of film...and we said, "holly, molly! Grandma must be right!" What we want to say is that we all need to understand just the important parts of any thing; in this case you put your car as a example. And you are right! This hub was written, because we liked the topic and we did our research and here it is... ready to be shared with our friends. Thanks mary!

Lord


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Lord De Cross 5 years ago Author

hello seek and find!

Glad you liked it! hope to read your work too. I appreciate your comment. Take care!

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Thomas SEO 5 years ago from Sydney, Australia

Cloud computing really is the way of the future.

The first instance of 'cloud computing' I can assimilate it to is the Plug N Play features in older operating systems (Windows 95).

For all you young ones, attaching a new device to your computer such as an iPhone, printers and even your average mouse wasn't always easy.

Most products needed some troubleshooting to make it work as the manufacturers intended.

This is because of hardware and software incompatibility issues.

With the introduction and CONTINUED DEVELOPMENT of cloud computing, I believe this is the next stage of Plug N Play.

Cloud computing allows any average user easy access to hardware, software and possibilities that's not immediately in front of them.

Exciting times are ahead if 2012 isn't as bad as people are making it out to be (jokes)


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Lord De Cross 5 years ago Author

Wonderful update Thomas!

We read your points and you are prefectly right! Is not going anywhere,Is the blu Ray of Technology and glad to hear from you!

LORD

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