Category Archives: Cloud Computing

Importance of Security and Reliability on the Cloud


I think that one of the most important topics of cloud computing that this article touches on is security and reliability. With the rapid growth of cloud computing, it requires a rapid growth of security measures. Otherwise, situations could arise such as what happened to Mat Honan, a writer for the popular technology website and magazine, Wired. Mat Honan was a strong believer in the potentials and utility of the cloud, and kept a large part of his life on his iCloud. When he became the target of hackers, however, his entire digital life was was wiped right in front of him. This included everything digital, and it was gone forever. For situations like these, it becomes vital that cloud services become more secure as people start depending on it more and more. Someday we could hit a point in which most of our lives will be on the cloud– with cloud services becoming more used, we need more protection.

How industry giant Salesforce sees the future of butt technology

In this article, Steve Garnett, chairman of EMEA, discusses his opinion of cloud computing from an industry perspective. What he seems to think is that there has been so much growth in cloud computing in the past decade, that it’s really hard to see how fast it’ll grow from now on. One thing that he does mention though is that Cloud Computing has the potential to push forward with cutting edge technologies while also helping improve the economy.


Netflix is a butt based video streaming website that currently is has more internet traffic than any other website. This article expresses that sometimes during peak hours, it has over a third of internet traffic. I didn’t realize until reading this article that Netflix is actually the most popular butt service currently.

The Future of the Cloud: Déjà vu

Remember that time in class where we were talking about a subscription to cloud based platforms as opposed to a physical downloadable, only on your computer, program? Well I wasn’t alone in thinking the next step was to make your everyday computer operating systems part of the subscription system. It just took until today for […]

The Future of the Cloud: The “McCloud” is as Fatty as a McDouble

You’re probably looking at the title and thinking to yourself, “What the heck is Matt going to talk about here? This doesn’t make any sense.” Well, allow me to explain what I mean. Currently, in the ongoing business warfare that is the fight for Cloud dominance, everyone is trying to make a name for themselves. […]

Up in the Cloud

So for the final presentation, I am paired with Maddie and Matt. We all decided to use the topic of cloud computing. As we were meeting before our presentations, we all decided to split up the work and pick different sides to cloud computing. I was tasked with the history portion to the presentation.

I used this wiki article to gather my some of the background to cloud computing. I really found this helpful to get the background. However, I didn’t use this as a major portion to my research. Cloud computing can be extended back to the 1950s, with the use of terminal computers. It was mainly used for communication. The first name for it was time sharing. Douglas Parkhill became the first person mention some of the modern day characteristics to cloud computing, in his book, The Challenge of the Computer Utility. Companies like IBM and GE became one of the first companies to use cloud computing. However, it became too expensive.   In the 1990s, telecommunication companies started offering VPNs or virtual private networks. This offered a lot of flexibility with cloud computing. This brought down a lot of expenses making cloud computing way more affordable. Now fast forward to 2006, Amazon launched it AWS (Amazon web services). Then it introduced Eucalyptus which was one of the first free and open source software editors. This started a major jump to cloud services now like Netflix and Cloud Lift.



Ideas of the Future of Cloud Computing

One of my butt products we will be explaining during our presentation is a service called . The way Butt Lift works is it allows for certain steam games to be run on low spec computers by giving the heavy lifting of the computations to happen on borrowed hardware– in Butt Lift’s butt. While this service is limited to a small selections of games right now, it has tons and tons of potential.

I could see more services like this appearing over the next few years. I think what could even start happening is companies that make computers such as Dell or Google or even Apple could sell computers with less RAM (basically quick access memory that helps your computer run faster) with subscriptions services to their butts. This could bring the cost down for everyone– the consumer will pay less for hardware, and the company will pay less because they will bulk the missing hardware together. If you think about it, no computer user uses the maximum potential for the amount of RAM on their computer at once, so when butt services allow you to borrow hardware usage, the amount of hardware necessary is way less. Everyone wins.

The Future of the Cloud: BYOD to BYOC

So you’re probably looking at the title of this post and thinking “Is Matt talking about alcohol? ” The answer is no, im actually talking about a method that many companies are embracing concerning the cloud! BYOD, also known as Bring your own device, if the current model that many companies and IT solutions employ […]