What cloud computing means for the future of smart cities
05-08-2019, 15:59 - Views: 3155
Since the announcement of 5G last year, it has created angst around concerns of signal and bandwidth. Do you find yourself already frustrated with bad signal and connection, or are you all for the new generation of 5G?
"Experts predict that 5G will be a part of our lives whether we want it to be or not. This will be through the way that smart cities combine the fifth generation of mobile networks with cloud computing to create a data and storage system that is hoped to benefit the lives of residents and industries."
"John Buni, CEO & Co-Founder of CleanCloud says, “[With] the sheer amount of data generated and collected by smart cities (and six billion are predicted to live in smart cities by 2045), it will be vitally important to have adequate computing capacity.”
So what makes a smart city? Cities that collect data, process it, and distribute technologies coinciding with networking and computing, and data security and privacy. He added that using cloud computing within these smart cities will assure "flexibility and a safety net for data".
As well as the benefits of flexibility and privacy for cloud computing, John Buni states that the details of lost devices will be recoverable from the cloud which creates an extra layer of security for civilians in these cities.
What I find most interesting is that he says cloud use may become so commonplace that terms such as Saas, Paas, and Iaas may become obsolete when cloud services become the norm, as it will be fundamental to the running of software, platforms, and infrastructure as a whole.
EE have already launched 5G in Birmingham, London, Manchester, Belfast, Cardiff, and Edinburgh, could your city be next?