Video: Ed Felten Explains Cloud Computing

So what exactly is “cloud computing”? Mosso’s introduction of The Hosting Cloud earlier this week got some folks in the industry talking about how to define a cloud offering. Princeton University recently held a conference on cloud computing, which kicked off with noted computer scientist and blogger Ed Felten offering a user-friendly overview of the cloud computing concept. Ed was in the news yesterday, when his Princeton team demonstrated a way to access encrypted hard drives.

This video begins with an introduction by several Princeton officials. Ed’s presentation starts about 6:20 into the video, which runs 38 minutes.

Princeton has now placed full-length videos of the entire “Computing in the Cloud” conference online at YouTube. Here are links to our coverage of the conference and each of the panels and presentations:

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Rich Miller is the founder and editor at large of Data Center Knowledge, and has been reporting on the data center sector since 2000. He has tracked the growing impact of high-density computing on the power and cooling of data centers, and the resulting push for improved energy efficiency in these facilities.