15 Minutes in the Cloud: What is Cloud?

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Chip Maurer, Dell Technologies; Alex McDonald, SNIA Cloud Storage Technologies Initiative Chair

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Everyone is familiar with the term “Cloud” but it’s still worth asking “What is cloud?” The definition of Cloud has only been around for a dozen years or so. It can be defined as “networked computing facilities providing remote data storage and processing services via the internet.” While the definition is simple, the real-world of cloud is complex, and changing constantly. This first talk in the SNIA Cloud Storage Technologies Initiative “15 Minutes in the Cloud” series will present a brief history of “The Cloud.” If you are a cloud expert, these sessions might not be for you, but for everyone else, this series of short talks might clear up a lot of questions you may have. Join us for a discussion on: • Common Cloud Terminology • How all the parts work together • Why the cloud and what it’s used for • Example use cases • SNIA Educational resources on Cloud
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