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Is it possible to be 100% on the cloud?

 
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 08, 2013 10:42 pm    Post subject: Is it possible to be 100% on the cloud? Reply with quote

I am in the middle of a transition. I am planning on moving all of my personal computing to the cloud. I am detailing the change in my blog and am looking for some feedback.

One hurdle I haven't figured out yet is how to store all of my full length movies on the cloud and still have access to play them anywhere.


Check out my blog post here

Comment here or on the blog, I'd love to hear from you.
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 09, 2013 2:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Seriously? You trust the providers that much?

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PostPosted: Sat Nov 09, 2013 4:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Also: will you ALWAYS have a high-speed Internet connection available?
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 09, 2013 9:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Smithcraft wrote:
Seriously? You trust the providers that much?

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what's there to trust them about? I don't hold any nuclear missile launch codes. I look at it this way, if you've ever bought anything on the internet using a credit or debit card then you're just as susceptible to any type of security breach.

So, yes. I have no qualms about being on the cloud.
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 09, 2013 9:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

mooblie wrote:
Also: will you ALWAYS have a high-speed Internet connection available?


Yes. That has been considered. I will be using a phone with a data plan, a tablet with a data plan and a laptop with a data plan. Internet coverage = handled.

Also, I live in an area saturated by wi-fi so I don't see it as being an issue.


Keep in mind, this is an experiment to see if it's possible. Much like my experiment back in 2006 when I went completely digital. I haven't used CD's, DVD's or any other type of physical media for over 7 years. At that time there weren't a lot of people willing to do it and now I'd bet the propensity of the population does...
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 09, 2013 4:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Smithcraft wrote:
Seriously? You trust the providers that much?

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what's there to trust them about? I don't hold any nuclear missile launch codes. I look at it this way, if you've ever bought anything on the internet using a credit or debit card then you're just as susceptible to any type of security breach.

So, yes. I have no qualms about being on the cloud.


When they decide to terminate the service?

You want everything stored there, and nothing local, then you are at the mercy of the provider(s) and their MBAs.

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PostPosted: Sun Nov 10, 2013 1:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Smithcraft wrote:
hackersmovie wrote:
Smithcraft wrote:
Seriously? You trust the providers that much?

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what's there to trust them about? I don't hold any nuclear missile launch codes. I look at it this way, if you've ever bought anything on the internet using a credit or debit card then you're just as susceptible to any type of security breach.

So, yes. I have no qualms about being on the cloud.


When they decide to terminate the service?

You want everything stored there, and nothing local, then you are at the mercy of the provider(s) and their MBAs.

SC


I have considered this, SC.

If Google goes bankrupt or discontinues their online storage and other services, I'm sure I'll have time to move them to DropBox or other services. That being said, my son's school and our local government both use Google Apps for Business including Google Docs, Google Drive, Gmail and others. I highly doubt with the number of organizations using these services that it will cease anytime soon.

My personal opinion is that in the future, everything will be on the cloud. I'm just choosing to get there early. Wink
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 10, 2013 2:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

hackersmovie wrote:
My personal opinion is that in the future, everything will be on the cloud. I'm just choosing to get there early. Wink


I agree.

There will always be local storage available as well, but the trend is highly moving towards cloud based.

Local will remain available for high security, alternate security, higher quality (RAW, Blu-ray etc.), uncompressed, originals of works, studio quality, back-ups etc.

Just like today, all the "crap" and stuff that doesn't matter so much is available in many forms on-line. Of course I'm using "crap" as a blanket term. There is plenty of "good" stuff out there as well.

You might put a blog online, but you may choose to keep your resume or private diary local.

No harm in being an early adopter of the cloud, but putting 100% faith and trust in anything one strategy, is poor strategy. ie. I'd always want a local back-up of my own data that can not be reproduced. ie. home movies, photos, documents etc.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 11, 2013 8:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

For anyone that's interested, here's part 2 of the transition to the cloud.
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