If you are reading this, chances are that you have heard about cloud computing and its associated benefits. Now, have you ever thought about the possibility that you can play your favorite computer games over the cloud? If you haven’t, here is a small primer for you.
Cloud Gaming is the latest trend in cloud computing and is set to revolutionize the gaming industry both from an end user as well as a provider perspective. There is no need to save your games on your computer and worry about portability when you are away from your computer. Instead, you can play your favorite game on-demand whenever and wherever you want because the game is no longer only in your hard drive but is located over the cloud. This means that like pretty much everything associated with cloud computing, it is anywhere and anytime kind of model. Apart from this, the producers of the games benefit as they need not worry about piracy. This is because they no longer need to distribute physical copies of their games that can be copied and pirate and instead can ask users to sign up to their cloud based gaming offerings for a fee.
Apart from cloud gaming, the cloud can also be used for backing up your games. In the same way in which we discussed how you can access your games anywhere and everywhere, by saving your games in the cloud, you save yourselves a lot of trouble. As a matter of fact, many gaming companies have introduced the cloud backup option for online and computer games. This makes it easier for users to relax and be secure in the knowledge that even if their hard drive crashes, their collection of unlocked games that they have amassed over a period of time have been backed up in the cloud. As a user, you have the double whammy benefit of storage along with anytime and everywhere access once you have access to the cloud. Indeed, as we shall see, even reputed game producers like Microsoft have jumped on to the cloud gaming and cloud backup option with their Xbox.
The way Xbox allows you to store and access your games are so easy and effortless that you might wonder if they are actively pushing cloud gaming and cloud backup as viable alternatives. Indeed, the backing up of your games to the cloud is easier than doing the same to your USB drive for Xbox. What more, once you start the backup process, you can forget about it till it completes as it runs in the background and uses idle time memory and processor speed to complete the backup process.
Finally, the cloud paradigm is revolutionizing just about everything connected with IT and hence, cloud gaming and backup represents the frontiers to which the cloud providers can push themselves. So login to your cloud account and start the backup right away; or sign up for a cloud gaming account.
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