Today’s technologies

Today’s technologies allow so already provide comprehensive services throughout – as the well-known Google Mail or cloud-based office suites (Google Docs, Zoho, MS Office 365). Access to them is usually possible using a Web browser – an interface uses Web technologies (HTML, CSS, JavaScript) and their newest options that deliver eg. Work offline or local storage. Such a solution is relatively easy to connection and volume of transmitted data.

For more demanding applications, or for applications that can not be easily copied to the Web interface, using different precedent “remote desktop” – VNC NoMachine NX technology, OnLive gaming and more. The user then sees his application as “remote area” of some computers in the cloud. Technology differ from the user’s viewpoint of the amount of data transferred, and thus the response. NX while saving bandwidth and user sometimes gets that everything is not so smooth, OnLive offers real-time game – and for a full gaming experience is needed high refresh in great quality and sound quality, a huge amount of data transfer.

On the example of OnLive can see that cloud from the user’s perspective limited to “virtual office” – the improvement of network infrastructure comes new opportunities – video on demand, audio players in the cloud game “on demand” for whose use is not required, as yet very powerful computer, but all you need is cheaper and “stupid” machine, because it carries out the essential machine “somewhere in the cloud.”

Even Google with its Chrome OS netbook is betting that the user simply what is available in the cloud. Chrome OS is a system based on Linux, whose main task is to run Chrome. Users can not install on a netbook software such as is common today, instead it connects to cloud tools and services using a Web browser.