In the early days of computers people had to deal with quantities of data memory that these days seems ridiculously small. In fact, people had to cope with data storage units that could only handle a tiny fraction of what CDs, DVDs, USB-sticks or external hard drives can save nowadays. In what gigantic ways technology has developed since the 80s, when computers slowly became popular, can be seen on facts like these: A single MP3-file exceeds the storage capacities of most of the computers back then. Sure one only had to deal with files and data that were accordingly small, but upgrading to a bigger data storage unit was really expensive back then. Nowadays, however, we live in a world were we are surrounded by data and media. Especially the mobile web gives us the opportunity to always download and save files and save them to a variety of systems. It is even possible to quickly share those files via bluetooth, Wi-Fi or USB sticks.
The future is the cloud
Storing data has always required some sort of device on which it is stored. In the near future however, this device will be invisible to our eyes since the data will be stored on the internet itself. Therefore we will be able to access all our data just by establishing a connection to the web. This is why this new technology is called Cloud Hosting. The possibilities and chances it gives to users are virtually unlimited: People – be it private users or project managers – can access their data – documents, pictures, music, everything – from every space in the world via secure and encyphered connections. They just have to decide for a dedicated server that allows them to save and store their data on it. From that point on, they have unlimited acccess to all their data stored on the respective server.