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Will Cloud Computing Make Everything (and Everyone) Work Harder?


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What do the following have in common: Computers, limousines, empty beds and stay-at-home moms?

The cloud keeps them busy.

The rest of us are next.

Virtualization of computer servers, a core element in the development of cloud computing, made it possible for a single PC that was used 20% of the time to be used 80% or more. Software monitored workloads, spotted when a machine was free, and assigned it a workload that would keep it busy without distracting it from the original function.

From The New York Times
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