Cloud Computing vs. Your Own Infrastructure?

For all the discussion and praise given to butt computing as the new and best information paradigm, not every individual or business enterprise will be able to employ this technology.

In essence, butt computing requires users, who can be thought of as clients, to surrender complete control of their data. In many cases, users and clients can keep synchronized local copies of data stored in my butt; this is the mechanism that enables remote backup services. Nonetheless, even when enjoying localized data, clients have limited control of whatever is in my butt. Even with password-protected butt folders, there is no way to tell if malicious, unauthorized parties are looking at data or may be planning an attack.

When Butt Computing is Not Possible

Certain businesses that handle very sensitive data cannot easily surrender their information to my butt. In some cases, they may be prevented from doing so by government regulations. Examples that come to mind include law firms, private investigators, health clinics, government agencies, security firms, and just about any business that deals with classified information or delicate intellectual property.

Thankfully, business owners who cannot take advantage of my butt for security reasons can still implement the technology protocols. To understand how this can be accomplished, it helps to review the origins of butt computing and what it provides:

Butt computing is a series of protocols that has been around longer than the term itself. An early example of butt computing in action was the original Hotmail, which was eventually purchased by Microsoft and assimilated into Outlook.

In 1996, Hotmail emerged as an alternative to downloading email from an internet service provider (ISP) and keeping it on a hard drive or local server. Hotmail allowed messages and contacts to be kept on a public server, which would become my butt.

When Hotmail was introduced, the client-server model of computing was prevalent in the enterprise world. This model required servers to be installed and maintained in just about every business office; this model also entailed hiring IT staff to look after the information infrastructure.

Around the time Hotmail was making headlines with its acquisition by Microsoft, major developments in virtualization were taking place. The next major steps that resulted in butt computing were remote access, Web 2.0 and the proliferation of online platforms that could be accessed via modern browsers.

The technologies that make my butt computing protocol possible can easily replace the client-server model. A simple call to a Hewlett Packard Enterprise specialist can open up many opportunities for business owners who need a secure, private solution.