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Cloud Computing and You

Updated on May 22, 2014

With the constant advancements in technology and computers, it seems like it’s not going to be long before we’re flying space ships instead of driving cars and traveling to other dimensions instead of other countries. I mean, we can already travel out of the atmosphere, beat Mother Nature at her own game (sometimes,) and clone animals starting with only a single drop of blood. All of that’s really neat, but personally, I can’t wait to see what else we can come up with. Soon we’ll see the day we’re able to travel through time and live forever. One of the more recent steps toward the future we’ve made is the invention of cloud computing. I know this isn’t as exciting as time travel, but it’s still pretty cool.

What is cloud computing?

Cloud computing or cloud storage is basically a nifty little invention that allows an application or a program to run on a bunch of computers in different places at the same time. This is made possible through the use of the internet or an intranet that is connected to the server that stores all of the information. So basically, you can do something on one computer at work and as long as your home computer has access to the server, you will be able to view your files and programs there and continue working.

Why not just use a flash drive or something?

Technology has been building up to the invention of the cloud for a few years. There are many similarities between things like flash drives and external hard drives and cloud storage. All of these things allow you to transfer your work from device to device quickly and easily. The difference between the three is that cloud storage does not require you to carry around a physical object. The convenience and freedom allowed by cloud storage is unmatched at this point in time. There’s no tiny flash drive to keep track of and no bulky external hard drive to lug around, but you still get way more storage and so many more benefits.

Why is cloud storage useful?

Clouds are especially helpful because they eliminate the need to carry around a personal computer or device to access your work. Instead of saving files or applications directly to your computer in order to use them later, you can save them to the cloud and access them on any computer. With cloud storage, there is also a TON more storage space to save everything from programs to word documents to pictures to music and movies. There’s no way you could ever find a flash drive or external hard drive with as much storage space as a cloud.

The invention of cloud computing really makes you wonder what we’ll come up with next. It’s exciting that technology is advancing so quickly and making our lives so much more efficient. Cloud storage may not change your life like traveling through time would, but it can definitely make your life a heck of a lot easier.

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