Video: Ed Felten Explains Cloud Computing

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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-in-chief 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.