...by Daniel Szego
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"Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication."
Leonardo da Vinci

Sunday, April 17, 2016

The cloud computing and the battery...


Cloud technology generally supposes that you have valid and practically always live internet connections, similarly that all of the electronic devices suppose that you have some kind of an electricity somehow. Electricity itself is actually produced pretty well with the help of the highly effective infrastructure, however it is important to note that it was taking about a hundred years until the electrical infrastructure got so stable. Well with internet it is still not the fact, even sitting in the middle of one of the most developed country in the world, Zürich, does not automatically mean that you gave stable mobile intranet. Certainly there are some software that support offline availability, for a certain amount of time, with certain functionalities and somehow providing the possibility to synchronize, some when, somehow...

Well the original idea of cloud computing is a little bit ideal, you will be online always, I guess it will be taking a couple of years to be realized. Until that point it would be important to build some kind of a standardized ways for offline availability. Similarly as batteries for electricity : if your electricity system is down, you can use batteries or accumulators having certain characteristics, like kwh indicating how much can you operate something without the electrical network. So is it possible to define something similar to the inernet? How long and how far is an internet gadget or service operational without net? Is there perhaps a way to really define a "battery" in an Internet way ? Like simulating and storing a certain level of Transactions until the network is really back?