A visit into the "Cloud"

A visit into the "Cloud"

Have you wondered where the “Cloud” is? David Pogue of Yahoo Finance visits Loudoun County in Virginia, where data centers handle up to 70% of the world’s Internet traffic every day.

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29 thoughts on “A visit into the "Cloud"

  1. "most of the time nothing really happens on the internet besides a lot of cat videos."

    That's one of the most unintelligent things I've ever heard regarding the internet.

    "…dwarfing the part of amazon that most people know, the part that sells books n things."

    Books n things? Try EVERYTHING.

    I feel dumber after watching this video.

  2. I don't understand how this is new? The cloud is just a workstation and a mainframe computer updated, re-imagined for the 21st century. I have been working in computer technologies for almost 40 years. None of this is new. It just seems new to a generation or generations of people who never heard of these concepts over 60 years ago.

  3. Is Loudoun County's lure tax breaks/holidays the deal breaker to build there? If not, what is/are the draw(s)?

    Also, for the workers on the lowest rung at these data centers, is reliable public transportation and affordable housing available in the county?

  4. A well done intro but there is much more complexity in "cloud". Search phrases such as "cloud private vs cloud public", "hosted vs cloud" & "Multi-tenancy". Actually it seems nobody agrees on the exact meaning of the term "cloud". Many data centers are "co-lo" which actually just houses your servers while cloud seems to use their servers to host your applications but you are not renting rack space, you are sharing usage of their apps such as Microsoft Office 365. Start thinking in terms of applications. SD Wan is more info which will confuse the issue, but SD Wan isn't a pure setup, it usually continues with traditional server networking and routing along side with SD. This is evolving rapidly.

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