Someone explain Cloud Computing to me

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  1. Seku

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    Its like having applications streamed to you.

    Like theres software on server, and it streams you the data needed to run the application without saving it to your harddrive. Its like the OnLive console.
     
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    So like, I just use this desktop to access the applications on a server, without having the apps on my actual computer?
     
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    Yeah, its pretty neat stuff.
     
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    No.
     
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    Orly then what is it?
     
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    The cloud is not a new concept, it use to be called THE INTERNET.
     
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    It's when you drop a few tabs of acid and your computer starts to look like a cloud.
     
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    It's caused by fluctuations in the dominant computing paradigm first mainframe-terminal -> workstation -> to centralized infrastructure, aka the cloud.
     
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    Yeah, web apps.
    They are rebranding the internet and idiots are eating it up. This proves that Apple's customer base has a collective room temperature IQ.
     
  12. Tom

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    Finally! Someone else who thinks that Apple's customers are fucking stupid.

    Like if apple came out with this I bet they would buy it:
     
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    All wrong
     
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    BUT IF I DON'T BUY THIS EXPENSIVE PAPERWEIGHT HOW WILL I KEEP TRACK OF MY DONATIONS TO SUDAN?
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    All your shit is stored on a server somewhere else. So yeah.
    So explain it to us.
     
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    I was right. Cloud Computing is just a return to the old fashioned mainframe-terminal paradigm.
     
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    Cloud computing is a model for enabling ubiquitous, convenient, on-demand network access to a shared pool of configurable computing resources (e.g., networks, servers, storage, applications, and services) that can be rapidly provisioned and released with minimal management effort or service provider interaction.
    The concept of cloud computing fills a perpetual need of IT: a way to increase capacity or add capabilities on the fly without investing in new infrastructure, training new personnel, or licensing new software. Cloud computing encompasses any subscription-based or pay-per-use service that, in real time over the Internet, extends IT's existing capabilities.
     
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    We have a winner!
     
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    Come and collect your prize, Wikipedia!
     
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    no, its my prize.