06-20-2012 09:39 PM
With many companies launching cloud offerings, I'm curious what you think might be the "killer" application in the cloud?
Is it data storage?
Is it identity management?
Is it data synchronization?
Is it the ability to access certain types of information in a standard, modularized form? (Apps, music, movies are perhaps what we would think of, and ecosystems that allow companies and individuals to develop, share, distribute within this framework)
What do you think would really stand out?
06-20-2012 10:05 PM - edited 06-20-2012 10:06 PM
How about using the computational resources within the cloud to process complex data sets?
Like doing complex CAD or Movie Editing on an ultrabook or entry level PC by utilizing computational resources that is available on the cloud?
For University researches, they sometimes need lot of CPU/GPU resources for complex scientific modelling. But supercomputers are expensive to purchase, house and maintain. Private or Public cloud can provide a cheaper alternative to having a supercomputer within the campus.
06-20-2012 10:23 PM
Cool ! - hadn't thought about that, although "grid computing" has been around for a while.
I can see both free and fee services versions (with committed computational levels) of this idea...
So what else?
06-20-2012 11:10 PM
06-21-2012 12:11 AM
From a consumer point of view for me its Google docs.From a business perspective I cannot say - But I did have had a first hands experience as to how Pixar utilizes windows azure to port its rendering software to the cloud so there might be more interesting things coming up.
Cloud Computing should become more mainstream than where it is today- perhaps then we can get some killer apps something like how Microsoft office is a killer app on all the PC's
06-21-2012 06:07 AM