Ever wonder what the cloud really is and how it was formed? Should companies utilize tools like AWS, or keep the cloud in-house? In this episode of Data Myths, Brian and Malinda discuss the history of cloud services and how we got where we are today. Don’t know the difference between a public, private, and hybrid cloud? Tune in to find out.
Summary: Gone are the days of stashing servers under your desk. In this week’s episode, Brian guides listeners through a brief history of cloud computing. From the early days of mainframes to today’s hybrid cloud resources, learn how both people and companies have benefited from advancements in cloud technology. Your hosts share how the cloud has reduced the barrier to entry for technology startups and how larger organizations must assess their needs before committing to one cloud solution. And if you’re a dataphobe cringing at the word ‘cloud’, fear not… you’ll get a lot out of this episode!
What We Covered:
3:00 - What is the cloud
10:00 - IBM’s PC, Apple’s Mac, C64, TRS-80, and Altair 8800 were created in the 70s
and early 80s
- The start of the PC client server.
16:00 - What are DevOps
? (Development Operations)
16:00 - 1998 VMware
is founded and makes its way into the Intel X86
26:00 - The creation of AWS
in 2006 and Gmail
35:00 - What would new business owners do over again if given the choice?
40:00 - Infrastructure and Platform as a service