9 Top videos that explain how Cloud Computing works
Written by: Marcus Dixon
Cloud Computing is a conceptual term used to describe the act of providing information technology (IT) solutions to organisations through the Internet. It allows organisations to implement IT solutions without having to purchase hardware and software and then hiring staff to maintain it.
There are loads of business and security benefits to adopting a Cloud Computing Strategy.
But how does it work? How could it integrate with your current business solutions? How do you pay for it? To answer these questions we’ve pulled together a selection of 9 great videos that explain, using a variety of approaches, what Cloud Computing is, and how it works.
9 Top videos that explain how Cloud Computing works:
1. Cloud Computing Explained
By: HighTechDad Running time: 5m 23
A simply ‘animated’ video, it quickly jumps into how Cloud Computing works on various levels (Infrastructure, Platform & Application). It’s kept very simple and is easy to relate to.
Example: The cost impact of Cloud Computing is described as being similar to a taxi fare or gas meter, you pay for what you use (why would you buy a taxi if you can just pay for the trip?).
2. What is Cloud Computing?
By: Salesforce Running time: 3m 20
This is a great video that compares the ‘old’ way, with one powered by Cloud Computing. It shows how data centers within companies are costly, time consuming to manage and always causing problems. It explains how Cloud Computing allows you to just plug in, with none of the pain. It shows you how Cloud Computing costs less, is more scalable, more secure and more reliable. All in all - a great video to show your CIO and CTO!
3. Cloud Computing Made Simple
By: InTechnology Running time: 5m 15
Are you confused on what cloud computing actually is? InTechnology explain why its not as complicated as you think, and its not all 'new'. Cloud computing is a term for IT services which are on someone else's data servers, not in-house.
It describes Cloud Computing as the delivery vehicle for pay monthly computing services; think of your computing services as a pay monthly utility such as gas electricity and water.
4. Cloud Computing
By: Google Running time: 1m 48
Google are Cloud Computing experts and this is a prophetic video that was published back in 2009 explaining what you will be able to do in the future - so, now really.
It shows how The Cloud ‘looks after you’. For example, you no longer need to carry documents around with you and you can communicate and collaborate from anywhere - giving you more time to focus on what really counts.
5. Cloud Computing Best Animation
By: WeSupporttheCloud.com Running time: 2m 05
A great animation with a blue man explaining the differences between ‘the past’ (Data Centers) and ‘the future’ (Cloud Computing).
6. What is Cloud Computing
By: NJ Marketers Running time: 1m 28
A short clip that is straight to the point. It details why you should be in the cloud and the great benefits it has to offer; lower barriers to business entry, powerful remote servers, data consistency and increased teamwork.
7. The Power of Cloud is Driving Business Innovation
By: IBM Running time: 1m 57
A fantastic, fast moving video by IBM about ‘The Power of the Cloud’. It describes how Cloud Computing is used by Hospital, Resellers, Universities and many other industries and institutions. It shows how businesses can now do what they previously thought was impossible.
8. Cloud Computing Explained
By: GSA Running time: 2m 31
Amongst the other benefits of Cloud Computing, this animated video shows explains how Cloud Computing is a ‘greener’ alternative to traditional data centres. The video also offers Cloud Computing as a viable option for the US Federal Government.
9. Google Apps - Work in the Future Today
By: Google Enterprise Running time: 2m 22
A top video by Google. Rather than detailing the benefits of Cloud Computing, this video explains the benefits of business applications that are powered by The Cloud, specifically highlighting Google Apps for Business. It features the array of business solutions that can be run through The Cloud (email, word processing, calendars etc) along with the additional benefits received, such as multiple people being able to view and edit the same online document together, in real-time.
We hope you enjoy this list and find it useful in building your business's Cloud Computing strategy. If you want to know more about how your business cloud benefit from a Cloud Computing strategy, just contact us. Alternatively, download this free whitepaper, 'The Business Impact of The Cloud'.