and a GeekA Cloud The Cloud
LET’S ASK A WEATHERMAN AND A GEEK TO EXPLAIN THE
DIFFERENCES BETWEEN A CLOUD AND THE CLOUD.
A cloud is
The Cloud isa visible mass of
just a fancy name forcondensed water vapor
Cloud Computing. In
Laymen’s Terms it translates to:
virtual servers available
over the Internet.
ﬂoating in the atmosphere, typically
high above the ground.
Being a weatherman is a tough job.
When things are good, you are
everyone’s favorite person, but when
things are bad, they are REALLY bad.
People may blame you for a ruined
picnic or wedding day, but we all know
that it’s really not your fault.
The same is true for the computer geek,
or Infrastructure Support Specialist.
They are the weathermen of this new
technological atmosphere known as The
Cloud. They can forecast The Cloud’s
capabilities, and warn us of any impend-
ing complications that may arise. Like
the Weatherman, the Computer Geek
may not have all of the predicting power
of a magic 8 ball when it comes to things
that may go wrong in The Cloud.
THERE ARE 4
Basic Types of Clouds
It’s All Very
Clouds Are Very Nice Remove The Nerdy Stuﬀ
These clouds can produce rain, snow,
and fog, and play a big part in
thunderstorms, tornadoes, hurricanes,
and the temperature of the earth. Clouds
are actually very nice and get a bad rap
for “raining on your parade”. It’s not
actually their fault at all. They don’t
always get along so well with their step
brother Wind, or sister-in-law
Temperature, and are often teased by the
mean kids at school. In their free time,
they can be seen impersonating anything
from horses to Jesus.
If we remove all of the nerdy stuﬀ, it boils
down to this: starting with a physical
device like a traditional computer or cell
phone, you save your data (things like bank
statements, love letters, or pictures of
your ﬁrst dance recital) like you normally
would – FILE – SAVE AS. Simple. Now
here’s the tricky part, and the part that
takes a little bit of imagination. Instead of
that picture of you in the bathtub being
saved to the computer, it gets transmitted
over the Internet to another physical
server thousands of miles away in a fully
secure location. The space in between
your computer and the physical server is
the Cloud. No matter what, unless you are
a tech geek like me, it will never fully make
sense. All you need to know is that it is an
easy, convenient, and fully secure place to
store your precious data.