What happens when a rental car crashes into the cloud?
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What happens when a rental car
Crashes into the cloud?
by Erik Anderson
I’ve shared several times before that I love analogies. I think they are very effective way to help people understand something that they aren’t familiar with. In my first attempt to explain cloud computing to my wife, I used rental car companies to describe how clouds are available when you need them, chargeable on a per use basis, able to be booked by yourself, and scalable – just like cloud computing is.
Yesterday, I expanded on this analogy to explain some additional aspects of cloud computing such as elasticity and disaster recovery. If you’re curious to know how an SUV versus a convertible or how wrecking your rental car are similar to cloud computing, check out the full blog post on ThoughtsOnCloud.com