Let’s just say that you’re a VIP at your company. All decision in the company depends on you coz you’re the boss. Then in developing your company, you must negotiate with the other companies so you should leave your building often. To negotiate, you must bring your data with you. But your staff who’s running the office while you’re leaving, needs the data, too. How do you solve this?
Once, hard and flash discs solve the problem. When static discs cannot help storing our plenty bytes, the launching of portable disc seems answer the question. Till then a new problem comes, who’s gonna hold the disk, if it’s not just needed by one staff or two, but even hundreds employees, including even your clients?
This is where cloud computing works to make us perform more efficiently and effectively. The essence is no more need to us to store our data in the office PC, but we keep it in internet in a virtual drive. While we just keep it for certain people that we’ve informed, to open the file. It assumes that the solution is more efficient, coz saving memories in our wares.
I have data of 100 pregnant women with ovarian cysts. I must capture its sonograph from all sides of view, so I will need plenty images. If each patient’s got four images in big resolution, while I’ve got 100 patients, then how many flash discs should I provide to store the data?
Then if I’m not the only researcher at school, but there are about an hundred other doctor researchers, so how many racks should be provided to keep flash disc filled with our patients’ images?
The question is, if there are a lotta racks in the office, how much should we prepare to keep preventing rats sneak into the office and pee on our discs?
Storing in virtual drive, summary of cloud-based computing, is also intended to make more people use our data. Example, if another doctor wants to analyze my cyst pregnant patients, but it takes too much bill to fly to Surabaya just for crawling in my external hard discs, then he can access my data in virtual drive.
Perhaps even not just colleagues who can use this, but the patients also can. Such as if the cyst patient wanna know her cyst development, is it still physiologic or has already enlarged, but she can’t visit me coz she’s speching on Romania.
So she can ask the doctor in Romania to evaluate her cyst, then she can upload her latest cyst into any application on internet, on an accessable address for me. Then my colleagues and me still can analyze her cyst and the patient can observate her own disease while her daily work still runs in.
You can make your own example.
When my hunk told me this concept, I had another thing on my mind.
Allright, I put some file of mine in somewhere in internet. But what if anybody hack my file and ruin it? If the file is crashed, it will be impossible to me to use it anymore. What a sh*tty if we keep our files on cloud just for saving discs, but it ends with disappearance..
Somebody must explain to me how to keep security in cloud-based computation. So we can still believe in cloud.
And by the way, why should the IT geeks name it cloud computing? Since when did they associate the internet with cloud?
*by staring at rolling cloud on Surabaya sky*
*I think it’s gonna rain*
*Why is it still hot in Surabaya though it’s gonna rain?*