Nowadays, we can access the Internet from anywhere in the world safely and rapidly. The technology has evolved steadily, perfecting communication. One of these technologies is Cloud Computing, which allows storing, sharing and providing data, applications, services and software through the Internet.
By sharing a document on the cloud, you can reply to an email, hear music and view documents.
Today, it’s difficult to find companies who don’t subscribe to the technology, because it’s now part of our everyday life. But how did this term appear? Who invented this technology? That’s the story we’ll tell next:
When did it appear and who invented the technology?
The term “Cloud Computing” appeared in 1997 in a seminar given by Ramnath Chellappa.
The concept was already associated with John McCarthy, creator of LISP programming language and a pioneer in Artificial Intelligence technology. He argued for computing by time sharing, in which a computer could be used to simultaneously carry out tasks by two or more users. This results in less expenses, in which the user only pays for the use of the technology. At this time, the concept of Cloud Computing began to appear.
Another scientist who was creating a concept that would revolutionize the world was the physicist Joseph Carl, a pioneer in the creation of the Internet.
In searching for other uses for the computer, Joseph discovered a way of connecting people, allowing the sharing of data and communicating on a global scale. After this, the global sharing and communication network ARPANET was created and enabled Cloud Computing to take form.
There are various rumors about this. Many say that the creator was Amazon while others maintain it was Google. Recently, Fio Magazine posted a video that shows that AT&T invented the Cloud, telling the story of Andy Hertzfeld and Bill Atkinson, two of the engineers of the Apple Macintosh. In 1990, they founded the company General Magic and a software platform called Telescript, which was licensed in 1994. At that time, the CEO of General Magic said that the new artificial technology would enable the sending of emails, shopping and stock control, among many other functions.
Its evolution over time
50 years on from John McCarty’s definition of computing as a public utility, the technology has gained widespread adherence. The truth is that, decades ago, its concept was very different. Over the years there has been an evolution in the technology, in which each year it took on a new significance.
From 2006 to 2008, it began to be offered commercially, when small, medium and large companies adopted it as part of the corporate universe. This widespread acceptance means that the processing and storage of data is starting to be treated like a utility supplying water or electrical energy, in which you only pay for what you consume.
Whatever its true history, we can define Cloud Computing in a single phrase: the future. Many companies have already adhered to this new business model, whether by contracting outsourced services or building their own servers. This proves that the Cloud is a bold technology that has emerged to perfect the way we communicate and do business on a global level.