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  • The effect of cloud computing on evolving computers

    Posted by Michael on February 14, 2021 at 8:47 pm

    One of the questions that I have about the use of cloud computing is what affect will it have on the evolution on computers? Will computers evolve into more faster terminals with less processing? Or will they continue to have greater processing power, RAM and SSDs?

    Will COTs and apps that now reside on desktops, laptops and notebooks migrate to the cloud?

    I welcome any and all comments as to the future of computers in the Cloud Age.

    Anuradha replied 1 year, 8 months ago 6 Members · 8 Replies
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  • Eugenijus

    February 15, 2021 at 8:39 pm

    What will happen to computers when electricity, the internet and processing power will start to fly over the air?
    We have to ask Cassandra, Nostradamus and other famous people 🙂

  • JamesReynolds

    March 5, 2021 at 8:34 pm

    I think the future and technology in general is steered by the companies. Apple is obviously pushing for computing power residing in the pocket (and on the desk) because that’s where they get their money. They don’t sell anything for the cloud.

    I believe they are probably the only company that is still pushing for this model. Apple is extremely successful and powerful. I’d say that if they aren’t the leading company, they are certainly one of the leaders. If it weren’t for this I’d say that the future is guaranteed to be cloud because it looks like everyone else is headed towards the cloud.

    Personally, I prefer to have control over my own data. I don’t like that any of it is stored in a cloud that I don’t control. So you can obviously imagine that I don’t really use cloud services and I like Apple’s model. I may not even like how Apple is doing it, but I still prefer the control.

    That said, I believe the changes that have matured because of the cloud, mainly containerization, will eventually push their way into desktops and even phones. You can see this happening in the desktop with things like Silverblue Fedora. RancherOS is also an example of a containerized operating system. Containerization solves so many problems.

    I think companies that don’t adapt to this new way of doing operating systems are going to lose ground to companies that do. This could undermine some of Apple’s lead. And some of the other hard to discern smoke signals coming from Cupertino could turn out mean that Apple has some serious operating system problems that could undermine its lead completely.

  • JamesReynolds

    March 5, 2021 at 8:51 pm

    Let me add something. Cloud computing had a huge bottleneck and containerization solved it. Containerization is the real landmark technology. It solves all IT FUSS. It’s solves all issues with Flexibility, Upgradability, Scalability, and Stability. It is so scalable that it really is going to become the Cloud OS. But it scales the other direction too. It is can become the Raspberry Pi OS too. In other words, I believe containerization is going to be how operating systems are structured in the future.

    Companies that don’t jump on this are going to move slower than companies that jump on it.

  • JamesReynolds

    March 5, 2021 at 9:01 pm

    If you can’t read between the lines. Apple hasn’t jumped on containerization. They are trying to solve the same problems with sandboxing and stuff, but their OS doesn’t appear to be modular at all and it is getting to be gigantic. I’m surprised people aren’t complaining about how bloated it is. They already complain like crazy about the continually growing macOS bug problem. The hardware is amazing but their software is atrocious.

  • Michael

    March 12, 2021 at 7:08 pm

    Hi all.. I just joined this community and I am a product manager here at Dell in our client solutions software organization… This is a really great topic and one that we are actively pursuing. My product responsibilities are over the Dell Hybrid Client solution which we do view as an offering that will help shape the future of cloud optimized and enabled PC’s.

    You can see the latest info on our current release here:

    I would be glad to get your reactions and feedback on the solution as presented and also where it needs to evolve. I did read a lot of the commentary above and I think we see a lot of the same things… Getting there will be a journey, so would love to benefit from the wisdom of this group.


  • Leeanna

    May 6, 2021 at 4:12 pm

    This is great!

  • Leeanna

    May 11, 2021 at 6:31 pm

    Great topic and lost of information!

  • Anuradha

    July 2, 2021 at 6:27 am

    Computing devices (laptops, PCs, phones, etc.) should be cloud-optimized or made cloud-ready. This doesn’t mean that the device is dumb and all the intelligence and processing is in the cloud. Distributed intelligence+processing is the best fit.