Hello, world. As this is week 1 of my new course on cloud computing and governance, I shall introduce myself. I am an Air Force Veteran, where I held a Munition Technician position and am now in my Senior year at Bellevue University, pursuing a BS in Information Technology. Whether it is technology, fitness, or modifying and racing cars, I am passionate about everything I do. I am excited to learn more about cloud computing in this course as cloud computing is currently revolutionizing the world. I already know a few things about cloud computing, such as storing data on the Internet using servers, providing enhanced scalability and fault tolerance, and many cloud access formats. Some of these formats include private cloud solutions, where data is dedicated to you or your company, and community hosting, where data is shared with specific others. Another form of cloud access is public, where data is available to all. Many choose to go with a combination of these three cloud access methods.
One fascinating aspect of cloud storage is its cost-saving and environmentally conscious attributes. As data is stored on the Internet via a server in another location, a user or company does not require access to the hardware themselves, thus reducing costs; this reduces power consumption as these data centers can be located in colder regions of the world. Additionally, in a disaster, data can be seamlessly transferred from one location to another, preventing data loss. While there is much I still need to learn about cloud computing, I am looking forward to progressing through this course and sharing what I have learned with you all. Thank you for your time.