Pros & Cons List: Cloud Computing vs. Dedicated Servers – Part 1
“I don’t need a hard disk in my computer if I can get to the server faster… carrying around these non-connected computers is byzantine by comparison.”
– Steve Jobs, late chairman of Apple (1997)
Steve Jobs imagined cloud computing fourteen years before it became a reality. In his mind, optimal efficiency and effectiveness were the result of as little hardware as possible. As we can see from the iPhone, iPad, and soon the Apple Watch, Jobs employed minimalism to achieve the sleekest, simplest design for his products.