Scott Hanselman

What is the cloud? Explained

September 10, 2020 Comment on this post [3] Posted in Musings
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I'm continuing my "Computer Stuff They Didn't Teach You" series on YouTube. Please subscribe! I've set a personal goal to get to 100k subs by Christmas.

This episode is very special as it features a Surface Duo *AND* a 1U Rack-Mounted Azure Stack Edge! It's a gentle and clear explanation of cloud computing.

This 20 min video talks about the components of a computer, starting with a Raspberry Pi, Laptops, Phones, Desktops, then moving up to a massively powerful Azure Stack Edge rack mounted device, until finally talking about the Cloud itself. It consists of millions and millions of computers all working together to make the world turn.

You may know all these things BUT you may also enjoy some of the analogies to explain to non-technical partner how the cloud works as well as "what exactly it is you do!?"

I hope you enjoy watching it as much as I enjoyed making it! Go subscribe now!


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Scott Hanselman is a former professor, former Chief Architect in finance, now speaker, consultant, father, diabetic, and Microsoft employee. He is a failed stand-up comic, a cornrower, and a book author.

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September 16, 2020 20:33
Great episode! I really like the pi cluster, I tried to build similar at home. All of the blogposts are inspiring. I was thinking that if we take a look back in the time, we can see that actually the things are not so different. We still use the same structure of computers. Just the approaches changed. The power and the methods how we use them changed.
September 17, 2020 16:00
Really good tutorial. Thanks.
September 22, 2020 12:09
Thank you, Bob... Does it come in Van Dyke brown too?

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