Cloud Computing Explained

Confused about the term "Cloud Computing"? Want to be "with the times" when you talk about new technology buzzwords? This video boils down a section of Cloud Computing, that of Cloud Infrastructure and Cloud Hosting in a way that everyone can understand! Script by Michael Sheehan youtube: HighT3chDad blog: twitter Animation illustration by Tim Wayne blog: Google+: email: A big hat tip goes out from us to the Common Craft folks who make simply the BEST "In Plain English" videos available and are very inspiring. See their videos at:

25 thoughts on “Cloud Computing Explained

  1. I still don’t understand why the word "cloud" is used to describe cloud computing. Any help with this?

  2. The guy who came up with the idea was looking at clouds when he realized it.
    Kidding, they say it represents the complex infrastructure system diagrams, when you look at all the connections it looks like a cloud… or so I heard!

  3. I’m sorry but the opening of this video is belittling. Is it in a cloud? really?!

  4. ok, so a Cloud is a server? How do you push files to it? Does it connect to your machine as a host? Are your files stored on the cloud server? Do you purchase 1 complete server at a time? Is your computer the webserver? How do you simply turn off a Cloud server? Is all your data lost when you "turn off" a Could server? Do you have to upload all of your files again per Connect? Is a Could server hard driveless working on nothing but Ram? You explained everything except what a Cloud server is.

  5. Servers these days use Memory instead of hard drives so data moves about 100x faster with a ramdrive, even on your own machine running something like windows and Apache.

  6. A Cloud Server is a Server that hosts websites out of Memory on a ramdrive, nothing special…

  7. I know it’s a good ideea for buissnes but what about personal use?
    I don’t think it’s going to work for personal use especially mobile devices.

  8. i work in patents and trademarks, this cloud service sounds like a security risk. i rather have my IT guys secure our data without prying eyes in to the cloud data centers.

  9. It is a great idea for both. GoGrid’s cloud is a wonderful place to store personal data and files, for a relatively low cost.

  10. GoGrid hosts the servers. We have data centers all around the world where customers are able to deploy servers. Customers log into their own customer portal and can deploy cloud servers in minutes, and dedicated servers in 24 hours. We maintain the hardware. Customers maintain the software.

  11. Actually is was Amazon who looked at the Internet as a "cloud". It was a large unseeable, floating, "space" where information and data could be accessed from anywhere. Amazon dubbed it the cloud, the rest of the business world followed. Peter- GoGrid

  12. Its not a security risk in the least. We are PCI compliant and ssae16 certified. It is absolutely secure but if security and data protection is important, create a secure, scalable solution like what martini media did.

    Google GoGrid Martini Media Big Data. Enjoy

  13. So only one company runs the cloud servers, but companies can use them right?

  14. "Cloud Hosting" companies like AWS, Rackspace, Softlayer, or GoGrid are Infrastructure as a service companies (IaaS). In data centers are cloud and/or dedicated servers consisting of CPU cores, RAM, and HDDs. When a company chooses dedicated it purchases either an entire node or specific amounts of CPU cores and GBs of RAM on a node, that only the company can use. With cloud servers (multi-tenant), many companies share the same cores and RAM, but data is kept private and separate with VLAN’s


  16. I would like to ask you if I could post this on my website about cloud computing. It’s going to gi live soon and it’s about cloud computing. I will mention Will it be okay then?

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