Cloud computing

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    Ireland got something to crow about...
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    Ireland could become world cloud computing hub
    Monday April 02 2012 - IRELAND could become a world leader in cloud computing thanks to a new €1.2m research programme.
     
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    I'm confused...Cloud computing is a rack of large mainframe systems.
    That is not very many jobs?
     
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    The world is not yet ready for true cloud computing. They've coined the term and clearly the technology is moving towards that outcome. At the moment the clouds are in the form of client bases.

    This is a governmental cloud for a country, but this will also take quite some time to even begin to initiate. It's the future indeed. Companies cloud their mainframes and their workstations can fragment storage and time slice processing power world-wide if they wish. The security issues are still paramount.

    This can be considered a cloud as in a Virtual Private Network sharing resources and able to process much faster than previous methods. Clustering has led to this cloud technological platform.

    Cloud computing - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    Computer cluster - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    Cluster analysis - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
     
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    They should install massive data storage devises on satellites.
     
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    They will once crystalline technology (atomic and holographic storage) becomes viable and that will be true cloud computing...
     
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    Groovy.
     
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    I give Ireland a slow clap for their initiative. I don't really foresee the US grabbing the bull by the horns like that any time soon. We'll need to look for more of a push in the private sector towards cloud technology.

    I'd say since the 2 years that article was posted, we've definitely seen a rise of the cloud in mainstream media applications, but we're still a long way away. A lot of people might be afraid to switch to the cloud or take on any new technologies at all due to the recent NSA debacle with Snowden. This study even states that half of IT professionals report the NSA story affected their likelihood to recommend cloud hosting, which sounds believable when you think about just how much even a search engine like Google can track you.
     
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    And you know who will be most responsible for their success???

    Our own NSA.
     
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