Flickr & Cloud Computing
My sister-in-law recently started asking me about Flickr. As I started writing her, I realized that I was not only talking about the power of Flickr itself, but alsothe power of “Cloud computing”. I’m a heavy user of Flickr and in this post, you’ll see a some of my quick tips on how to use Flickr as well as how Flickr is another great example of cloud computing.
Saturday, April 24, 2010
Although I’ve written about cloud computing in the past, there was an assumption that people know what cloud computing was. As I get serious about writing multiple articles on cloud computing, I really need to rewind a bit and introduce it. If for no other reason, I need to build a logical progression of knowledge of cloud computing and build on that as I go along.
This post will introduce “cloud computing” and describe what it is, talk a little about history in order to describe why it’s evolutionary, and show some examples. I’ll also talk just a bit about why this is happening and then leave the benefits, gotchas, evaluation decisions and other articles for future posts.