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Cloud Storage – Expanding more on cloud technology

Cloud technology is one of the more misunderstood subjects in web development and the computer world in general. The reason it is so confusing is because mobile devices need a way to define their own capabilities without referring to themselves as computers. Even though they are computers, accurate terminology ends up being more confusing than a metaphor. All in all, cloud means server. In just about every sentence where “cloud” is used, the word “server” can be substituted and the sentence will become more accurate.

Understanding cloud technology…

How Cloud technology works

Why Use the Cloud? 

Storing information on a remote machine and then retrieving it later is one of the most useful capabilities of computer software because a network of computers is exponentially more powerful than a single computer. Software that takes advantage of the capabilities provided by this dramatically increased power can do many things that would otherwise be impractical or impossible. Something as simple as storing information on a remote server (or “in the cloud”) gives a computer user options they wouldn’t otherwise have.

Examples of Cloud Functionality 

For software developers, the ability to use remotely hosted source control for their programming projects is a powerful alternative to simply storing all the information on their workstation. Source control programs can organize software into working collections, each labeled with a certain feature set. This allows other developers to know which version of the application they are working on without having to examine or test their copy of the source code.

In addition to source control, a remote server gives a computer user a way to remotely back up their data. If their workstation fails, and their data has been consistently stored elsewhere, then their work is preserved. This is one of the most popular and successful features of cloud storage.

Also Read: Some Shady, Yet Amazing Ways to Protect Your Mobile Devices from “the Devil!”

Limitations of the Cloud 

Commercial uses of cloud technology do come with some caveats. One needs to remember any time data is stored on someone else’s server, the terms of use of that remote machine will determine your access to your own data. Cloud storage should never be used as a completely independent solution for this reason. There are myriad ways a server might become inaccessible. Having alternatives is very important as it would be the height of irony to lose data as a result of attempting to employ cloud technology to preserve it.

Also Read: Big Data Management: How You Can Manage Big Data in the Cloud

Cloud Development 

As client-server technology advances, more applications of cloud services will become available to both computers and mobile devices. The fastest growing segment of this technology can be found in the gaming industry, where highly sophisticated game clients make use of cloud technology to present their games and manage player economies and accounts.

The cloud should be presented as what it really is in order to make the basics of technology easier for users to understand. During that process, the cloud metaphor will help both users and developers visualize the progress of networking and software development.

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  1. Louis Zorbas

    August 29, 2016 at 7:49 am

    Hi Olawale,

    After reading this article, I would must say that you rocked this article. ?
    You had covered all the major things and made it helpful. From last few days, I had reading some of your articles and I found that you are putting more efforts in your articles and trying your best to serve better content.

    • Olawale Daniel

      September 27, 2016 at 7:28 am

      Hi Loius,

      We are just trying to add value to the world wide web.

      Cloud storage is the way to go!



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