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Cloud Computing

October 1, 2009

Sitting in your living room, have your favour music on the background, wearing whatever you feel the most comfortable and doing your work.  It does sound good, doesn’t it?

Having someone in China working on a project with you while your are sitting in the office in America, do not need to pay extra to get that person to where you are. It does sound good, doesn’t it?

Having someone to watch over your servers, taking care of the sudden increase of hits on your web sites and the most importent part is you do not need to buy the servers and hire those IT people.  It is just great!!

Thanks to Cloud computing, these great things are now happening all around the world. 

With Cloud computing we do not need to install all different kinds of softwares into our computer, which is saving us many moey and time also the memeory for the computer.  The price for the memeory per bits are also decreasing because now they are competing with the huge data center.  Also as we are using the internet to gain access to the data centers, we are now able to do our work anytime we want and in any place we want as long as we have internet access.

I will be joining the working group soon since I will get out of college soon.  For me, Cloud computing is just the best news.  I work better in my room instead of the labs or anyother places.  So when I have a job and with Cloud computing, I may be able to stay in a right place to do the right job.

The Big Switch

October 1, 2009

After the reading  The Big Switch wrotten by Nicholas Carr, I am have some ideas.  Things are changing, fast, but what are the things going to be like?  We now have companies building huge datacenters all around the place for people to use.  Everyone who can use the internet can have access to those datacenters. 

When I think about “anyone” can gain access to the datacenters, it makes me feel strange.  Let me ask a question, if you have 1 million dollars of cash inside the safe of your house.  Would you like to let other people to find out where the safe is located in your house?  I do not think anyone would enjoy it.  So come back to the datacenter.  If your company need to store some very very important data, would you store them in those datacenter?  For now I do think many would do so.  But whatabout 10, 20 or 50 years later? Maybe or maybe not. 

For now after the reading  The Big Switch I do think many people are using these datacenters for personal use.  I am one of them.  As a college student I love the idea of the low price or free datacenter.  So what will I do when I leave college and come to the world?  I have been using these datacenters for so long it is becoming part of my life already.  Perhaps, this is a slow change insde me but a fast change for the next generation, because they will be using these services since they are very young.  Maybe one day our computer would only have a few GBs of memories becuase we do not store anything inside out computers anymore.