I know it's not easy as there's a lot of rubbish written about cloud computing, but this article really didn't seem like it was written in simple English to me. I'd offer to rewrite it, but I don't know the first thing about the subject.220.127.116.11 (talk) 08:36, 24 February 2009 (UTC)
I agree. Surprisingly, the (non-simple) English version is much easier to understand. (For example, I have no clue as to what a systems architecture is, but I do know what internet services are.) --18.104.22.168 (talk) 17:20, 21 August 2009 (UTC)
I disagree. The English is very good, however, the term is professional, intended for software developers. The many red links suggest that the problem is not in this page, but in missing pages of related concepts. Also, I notice that the comments are from 2009, when the concept was still new. I assume that today people are more familiar with the concept. --Avi Harel (talk) 08:33, 20 January 2012 (UTC)
So in order to understand cloud computing I have to understand systems architecture, along with all of the other red links? Maybe the numerous red links suggest that too many words are linked, and that the vocabulary is not "simple." 22.214.171.124 (talk) 06:21, 28 January 2013 (UTC)
Someone had posted this simplification of cloud computing on the main English Wikipedia. I think the first part of it is pretty well written and might be well-suited for this article. Here's the text:
Executive Summary (for the non-technical person): Cloud computing is the concept of using someone else's computer equipment instead of your own. It allows a person or a business to forget about technical details like whether a hard drive is big enough and puts that concern on another party. Sometimes those third parties charge for the use of the equipment or computer programs, which they are making available for you to use. Other times, the service is available as a public service; for example, Apple Inc. does not charge for the use of the iCloud for basic services. The iCloud saves your music and documents files and other files and it does not use any space on your personal computer or mobile device. Those hard drives that store your information in the iCloud are maintained entirely by the Apple Corporation, and they have a guarantee of reasonable use with minimal interruption of service. One advantage of using the Apple iCloud is that because it is not your hard drive, and because all of your Apple devices are linked to the same cloud device, you as an end-user are able to access your files from all devices at any time. This advantage is a benefit of using someone else's hard drive across a computer network, which is the purpose of the cloud, and not the primary definition of what a cloud is or does. (Some people think that the Cloud's purpose is to allow a common access to data across multiple devices; this is actually a secondary advantage.) Another example of a cloud based system that is available for no charge is the free version of Ubuntu One, which allows up to 5 GB of storage space to any user. Ubuntu One is targeted to a Linux user as opposed to a Macintosh or PC user. For more technical and more accurate information, please continue reading the remainder of the article below.
What's the opinion here? Does this seem more suited for this Simple English article?