Will iCloud Revolutionize Cloud Computing?

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Cloud computing, although only recently becoming more mainstream, has been around for quite awhile and has already done much to revolutionize the way the business world works. The virtual desktop has long been employing Google Docs, which runs on cloud computing, to help with its day-to-day functions, and many employees have been able to enjoy working from home because of the cloud. So why are so many getting worked up over the release of Apple’s iCloud? It’s mainly in the marketing.

As stated before, cloud computing has been around for awhile. Apple has simple brought it into the foreground. What does, however, make iCloud different from other cloud computing services is that it is coming already integrated into Apple’s new operating systems, iOS5 and Mac OS X Lion, which is a pretty cool feature.

The iCloud LogoThe program will immediately sync all of your files to all of your Apple devices allowing you to easily access your iTunes, photos, and other documents from anywhere on whichever Apple device you happen to be carrying at that moment. Although being able to have all your files synced together for free is nice, perhaps the biggest perk of iCloud, is the iTunes feature.

You can upload of your iTunes, and even your zipped files, into your iCloud. Users are then able to swap music and download hundreds of other new tunes. While this seems like an way around pirating music, Apple assures that what iCloud is doing with iTunes is legitimate, and it even cut the music industry a $1 million check to prove so.

What also makes iCloud so attractive is that you can sync everything together for free. The only exception is iTunes which is currently coming with a $25 annual fee when used with iCloud. Not to bad when you consider that you will now have access to hundreds of other iTunes files without having to necessarily pay the higher prices normally associated with individual iTunes songs.

For many, the introduction of iCloud is incredibly exciting simply on a music aspect. However, it will most likely not revolutionize could computing, and will most likely just drive Google to produce something bigger and better. For avid Android users, the iCloud is even more exciting. Google was one of the first to release cloud technologies, and now with Apple ahead of them, the company will be sure to unveil a great product similar to the iCloud with features that iCloud currently lacks.

17 thoughts on “Will iCloud Revolutionize Cloud Computing?

    • Christopher (admin team)

      “I see this as a major growth area” – Agreed, I think that it’s likely within the next 20-30 years that the majority of our storage will be online.

      Thanks for the comment welcome to our community :-)
      Christopher – Admin Team

    • Christopher (admin team)

      Thanks for the update Ana, but can I just point out that we are now a PageRank 3 blog, not a PageRank 2 :-P

      Good to see we are top of the list though :-)

  1. I’m really looking forward to trying iCloud services — I’m a big Apple fan and let;s face it, most things they try are done very well. But I do have some concerns.

    I’ve used several cloud services in the past and to be effective you really need to have all your data in the cloud but it’s just impossible — internet providers are not geared up to allow for mass uploading.

    I did some testing and research yesterday and wrote a post on my thoughts if anyone is interested.

    • Christopher (admin team)

      I know what you mean, there is the technology there, just not the infrastructure to cope with it – yet.

      When I get some time, I will try to read your article, but no doubt other commenters will read it before me :-)

      Thanks for your comment, it’s great to have a new commenter on board!
      Christopher – Admin Team

  2. I never knew about this I-Cloud before,But as I have read this article it proves that this application is worth to use because your private files synced together for free. perfect for those people who really loves downloading some music they want.

  3. Keeping backup somewhere else is always a great idea, that too in mobile, as it is difficult to do an online backup from mobile, icloud making it easier. So i am damn sure that this icloud will be a great success in future..

    • Christopher (admin team)

      Probably should jailbreak them then ;-)
      Does that void your warranty?

      Thanks for your comment, welcome to the community!
      Christopher – Admin Team

  4. Doesn’t void warranty in Romania. Here the warranty is limited to messing up with the hardware of the phone. They allow you to use different software programs on it. You are right about not jailbraking the phone, but if you do that you can use a few ‘aftermarket’ apps and features.

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