Saloni Parekh
Sep 10 · 5 min read

Cloud-based technology and computing have been in the game for a long time. This field has been in the rise continuously and gaining popularity in the tech world as slowly it has started replacing the traditional software services. A major reason being, it has proved to be one of the best ways to increase capacity, enhance functionality or add additional services on demand without having the need to invest in infrastructure or man-power. One thing that we can be sure of, is that this industry will continue to expand for the benefit of the business and consumers alike, with its unstoppable advances in the modern world.

“The cloud” is effectively an augmentation of our brains’ memories.

— John Gruber, UI designer and technology writer

So what is Cloud?

Imagine this situation. You have stored some extremely important data or file on your local computer, and you head out for the day only to realise later that you would need it again. But how to access it now? This is where Cloud comes into the picture. Had you saved it earlier on the Cloud storage, it would be possible to access it anywhere, anytime, directly from the internet. Amazing right?

As quoted by Tim O’Reilly, founder of O’Reilly Media and originator of the term “web 2.0” — “We’re entering a new world in which data may be more important than software”, Cloud is one of the best ways to make sure that the information remains handy and we need not be dependent on the systems anymore.

In simple words, a large number of remote servers with different functionalities, coming together and forming a network is known as the Cloud. Be it storing/managing data, delivering services like streaming content, or running various applications, these servers can do it all without worrying about the computer system. All you need to make sure is that it is capable of internet service.

The cloud has become the next-generation supercomputer, and the smartphone has provided the revolution to spur its use.

— Jerry Yang, founder of Yahoo!

You might be thinking about how reliable this technique is. The data is saved on a remote database and not only one, but several places so that any major device failures or manual faults can be survived. Other security measures are that it suggests users have personal backup accounts and transfer crucial data to it.

Why is it so much in demand?

These services have proven to be extremely useful and beneficial for big organizations and businesses. Some of its major perks being:

1. Access data anywhere, anytime: Be it on your phone, your tablet or your laptop…in a cafe, your house or your friend’s, all you need is internet connectivity and you are good to go!

2.Cost-Effective: These services have extremely low cost in comparison to other hardware devices and who would want to spend so much money just on hard-disks, right?

3.Storage Space: The most crucial factor that comes to one’s mind is the capacity to store and handle the vast data. You can alter the space as per the requirements here and need not worry about the limit.

Apart from these perks, it offers more speed, efficiency, security and high-rated performance which has led to an increase of 40% usage in businesses than last year and is expected to do the same in the upcoming years!

The connectivity of the cloud and the prevalence of tablets and smartphones have eroded the traditional online/offline divide. Within a short time we will most probably stop thinking of it as “online.” We will simply be connected, all the time, everywhere, and the online world will be notable only by its absence when that connection breaks.

— David Amerland, author and digital strategist

Cloudfest

Cloudfest is the one-stop destination to know all about the Cloud industry and to get acquainted with the latest innovations and technologies by connecting with speakers and tech-experts from all around the world! This event is one of those that is looked forward to by people all over the world who are interested in collaborating with scholars and top-notch technical enthusiasts of this field and socializing with them. It’s one of a kind conference that aims to organize this get-together and take this industry more forward.

Cloudfest provides a unique opportunity to see cutting-edge solutions across Finance organizations. It’s a great venue to see where we can modernize and drive efficiencies using the best in financial platforms. The networking and learning opportunities cannot be understated!

— Kate Reeder, FP & A Manager, Crimson Hexagon

Cloudfest’19 in VIT

Developer Student Clubs VIT is known for conducting technical events for the benefit of the students and help young developers grow in their respective technical domains for a long time now. After conducting WomenTechies’19, we are back with a bang and this time the theme is even bigger! We aim to enhance and make students of today’s generation more aware and familiar with the importance of Cloud-based terminology and how it works. What better way to introduce it than to conduct an event as popular as Cloudfest in the campus itself?

This GraVITas (the college-level tech-fest of VIT), Developer Student Clubs VIT is conducting Cloudfest, on the 15th of September. It will be a 6-hour tech conference starting with keynote sessions by the speakers from well-known companies like Turbot and LBRY on stage inspiring the participants with their real-life experiences and talks. Later on, a panel discussion will be followed.

That’s not it. We have planned a hands-on session on Google Cloud Platform for all the participants as well in order to have a clear and a better understanding of the concepts. Our participants would surely go home learning something new that in some way or the other would help them in their journey of tech.

The event is completely free of cost and everyone who wishes to build strong contacts, connect with these mind-blowing industrial visionary professionals and most importantly, ready to enter the world of Cloud and its technologies, are welcome! Not to forget, tonnes of schwags and exciting goodies await for you. With a total expected attendance of around 500 enthusiasts, be ready to attend a programme that will be full of brainstorming sessions with a plethora of ideas that would surely leave you wanting more!

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Developer Student Clubs VIT, powered by Google Developers, is a non-profit community that aims to inspire intelligent minds in the field of technology. DSC provides opportunities where developers, designers and managers work together to carry out real-time projects.

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