Cloud computing is the big buzz these days and we have more choices available to us now than ever before. How many of us use Dropbox, SkyDrive, or Google Drive on a daily basis? How many big businesses rely on Amazon’s CloudFront for content delivery? Even Google Docs is a marvel with its cloud-based office suite. But despite the usefulness of cloud computing, it does have its drawbacks.
We put our files in the cloud to make things easier – we can access them anywhere and it’s our cloud storage provider’s job to keep them safe, not ours. But it doesn’t matter how reliable a cloud storage service is if you delete a file from your cloud drive and want it back later. Luckily, there are several ways you can restore deleted data. None of these methods are completely foolproof.
Google comes together with VMware in move to bring you the best of both worlds – the low cost of ownership with a Chromebook, and the use of Windows as a virtual service.
The Cloud is the answer to all the worlds problems, it would seem – a buzzword technology that sends computing full circle right back to where it started – with a thin client model and all the power in a remote server. Economic downturn? No problem – just put it in the cloud! World peace? There’s a cloud app for that. I joke, of course – but there are actually some legitimate uses for this “new” technology.