This is the first of an evolving multi-part tutorial series on cloud computing.
Just so you know, I’m actually writing this post from the cloud – I’m on a Delta flight to San Diego, cruising above 30,000 ft. I’m plugged into a 110V outlet, so my battery life isn’t even a factor. It’s amazing how far technology has come, and how much farther we’re still gonna go.
In the coming days, weeks, and months, I’m going to fill this blog with tons of useful content. I promise to make it informative, practical, and interactive – please make sure to engage me with comments, emails, tweets, and Facebook posts. Heck, use smoke signals if you want. I’ll engage you right back. I want this to be hands-on and useful to you.
Before we even dig into why the cloud can be so beneficial, let’s start at the usual starting point – the beginning. Let’s start by talking about what the cloud is.
A few days ago, my Mom was visiting, and I was telling her about my passion for cloud technology. My Mom, being my Mom, was very interested, and very confused – “Gerry, what is this cloud you keep talking about?” So I set out to explain it to her in Mom-terms.