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Many Americans Still Think ‘The Cloud’ Is A Real Cloud

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What was your reaction when you first heard of “the cloud?” Personally, I was a bit puzzled by the term: “what do clouds and computers have in common, anyway?” I kept thinking.

According to a study conducted in the United States, nearly a third of Americans are just as baffled by the concept, nearly two decades since we started using the term Specifically, 29% of the population thinks ‘the cloud’ is a real cloud. While I can relate to this demographic on some level, it’s also quite odd that many people still can’t fully grasp the idea of a network of remote servers hosted on the Internet.

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Cloud Infrastructure Is Booming on Growing Demand for Services

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Vendor revenue from sales of server, storage, and Ethernet switches for cloud IT has recorded a 25.1% spike (year over year) to reach $6.3 billion in the first quarter of 2015, IDC reports.

The numbers are impressive, but those who keep their eyes peeled on the cloud market will undoubtedly notice a pattern here. According to the International Data Corporation (IDC) Worldwide Quarterly Cloud IT Infrastructure Tracker, this is actually the second wave of growth in the five quarters tracked by IDC year-over-year. Spending followed a similar pattern in 1Q15. Some numbers:

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How To Properly Use “Cloud” In A Sentence

The Cloud Computing Caucus Advisory Group hosts “Hillversations” to discuss cloud computing issues with industry experts and develop resources to ultimately educate the public and members of Congress in these matters. Gartner Research Director Katell Thielemann was a key speaker at the gathering earlier this week.

Getting “the cloud” right

Addressing federal employees, Theilmann attempted to dispel five massive misconceptions about the concept once and for all. The quintessence of her talk was:

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