To the cloud! Wait, the what?

Feb 9, 2011

 

"The cloud" seems to be promoted everywhere lately, even making its way into a Super Bowl commercial. But what exactly is the cloud -- and why should you care?

For businesses, cloud companies are selling their services as cheaper solutions to existing problems.

For instance, small businesses that can't afford the servers it takes to host a website or run certain business applications can borrow space from cloud companies that run massive data farms.

 

 

 

The tech field believes this decade's leaders will be the ones that capitalize early on the trend.

 

"The cloud will be the dominant method of computing for the next 20 years," said Eran Frajun, vice president of Asigra, a cloud backup provider. "Companies want to own a piece of that stack

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