Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Laptop Crashed and got into the cloud...


One of my colleague's laptop crashed at the client place and all the work he did for the past few weeks is in vain. I have seen myself in such situation, and I am sure every one of us would have experienced it. The best alternate so far is to have the files in SVN/CVS kind of repository etc. to protect the data.

But one another evolution of the hardware and software can make this possible "Cloud Computing" for desktop. All the time I was thinking what makes best justification for a desktop user to have his/her data in the cloud, this “Crash”, "Data Protection" and "Data archival" made lot more sense to me.

Cloud comes with its own complexity of usage, availability of software and maturity of the users, which time or Google (:)) can only answer...

3 comments:

aviNASH said...

The the loss of data is inevitable in one point of time. Instances can be like formatting done when badly hit by viruses, hard-drive crash, up-gradation of lap/desk-tops, etc. Having an external drive connected through USB can to some extent act as a SVN/CVS which can guarantee proper versioning of contents; as well guarantees portability.

Similar setup is done in my laptop running Linux; SVN (repository in external HDD) with Apache2 server. With this I'm ensured of having multiple copies of my valuable content with a proven structure. With SVN I can also track the changes applied to my content. As well it promises with rollback feature (In case you have your programs and application installed in external HDD).

Till the time Google comes with the Cloud OS, I think this approach can act as a life savior.

Jithesh said...

You should check out http://g.ho.st/

I have an account and it is pretty useful....

Senthil said...

Hi Jithesh,

I have to give it to you, it's simply amazing cloud desktop. Thanks for sharing it.

Thanks,
Senthil Kumar