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Don't Fear the Cloud, Embrace It

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William K.
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Re: Rejection does not mean fear, if you please.
William K.   2/4/2014 6:01:40 PM
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Jordan, I have no recollection of what that service/program was called. But it did function fairly well, and there were never any problems that I was aware of.

Of course we also kept files on our local computers, and then would do a "synchronize" after we were done working on something. So we did not need to wait for things to be uploaded. Those elsewhere  who needed the files would send a message asking if chages were happening, or would happen, and a simple time and date check could identify when a new version was needed. So the updating was only done when it had to be, which saved huge amounts of bandwidth time.  A file datestamp check takes only a very few seconds.

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Re: Rejection does not mean fear, if you please.
Jordan Pelovitz   2/4/2014 9:19:23 AM
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@William: Was it Dropbox? Many of these cloud services, including my company (Lagoa), operate on a "Freemium" model - basic use or limited storage is free, with a fee to use more than that. For instance, with Lagoa the program is exactly the same as the pay version, just with limited render time; with Dropbox, same thing, except you have a 2GB storage limit. So a lot of this stuff is free, at least to start with.

 

@tekochip: Interesting point. I'm not familiar enough with the networking fundamentals to properly address it, but I am curious as to the implications.

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tekochip   2/4/2014 9:05:45 AM
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I think performance has to be balanced in as well.  I worked at a company that required the parts library be on the server and the engineer not use a local copy.  Whenever a design was opened locally all the parts in the design would have to be fetched over the network, slowing work for the engineer as well as everybody else on the network.  It impacted system performance for the entire company.  Yes, in a cloud system all of the library parts would be in the cloud, but in a similar fashion, every change at the workstation would require huge amounts of data to be sent to the workstation, slowing down everyone sharing the same Ethernet connection.  Imagine the amount of data being sent to an engineering firm at 9AM every morning.  I wouldn't be able to stream the morning news.


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angelicagheptanB   2/4/2014 2:56:39 AM
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Elizabeth M   2/3/2014 7:17:41 AM
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Yes, shehan, but as I say in my comment (and as it says in the article), I think these concerns are sometimes unfounded and perhaps people should take a different view of security and the cloud, a view that might cause them to rethink and adopt it.

William K.
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Re: Rejection does not mean fear, if you please.
William K.   2/1/2014 3:36:54 PM
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Even ten years ago, when I was working at a company with ties all over the world, we had a program that did the same things for us. I don't recall the name, but it included utilities on our computers and a server site someplace that I don't recall either. But we had written guarantees of file accessability and security.

Now I wonder just how much this cloud service costs, I am certain that none of it is free. 

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Re: Rejection does not mean fear, if you please.
taimoortariq   1/31/2014 11:44:33 PM
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William K, I guess the article was meant for areas of design applications where different designers are working on a project. Definitely, if one does not need the cloud storage he does not need to follow the trend.

taimoortariq
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Re: Good perspective
taimoortariq   1/31/2014 11:35:51 PM
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Agreed, NadineJ. In the start, I was also having trouble with the cloud storage and getting used to its interface. They should certainly try to make it more simple for general public as well.

taimoortariq
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Trusted storage
taimoortariq   1/31/2014 11:31:19 PM
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Also, with your hard drive you are never sure when all of the data might get corrupted. I mean for me personally, I have experienced loosing very important data, just because my windows got corrupted. I am sure many of us has gone through that same stage once in a while. With cloud storage, we certainly dont have to worry about that.

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Centralizing
taimoortariq   1/31/2014 11:25:28 PM
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I definitely agree with the article, Cloud storage gives a more centralized approach towards things. One does not have to worry about distribution of data to various people, instead there is a common folder which everyone can follow comforably.

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