A horse named Cloud Computing won the Preakness Stakes on May 20, covering the mile and three-sixteenths race course in 1 minute, 55.98 seconds.
The race brought an unexpected awareness to the IT solution. Cloud computing, often referred to as simply “the cloud,” is the delivery of on-demand computing resources—everything from applications to data centers—over the Internet on a pay-for-use basis, according to IBM.
Federal agencies are turning to the cloud to update their systems and make their services more user friendly and–if possible–faster.
IT professionals who understood the irony of the horse’s name took to Twitter this weekend to share their delight. Here are some of the best reactions.
Looking back over the past decade of trying to get the world to understand cloud computing, it's now obvious we were missing horse racing.
— Aaron Levie (@levie) May 21, 2017
"Cloud Computing wins the Preakness" – is there nothing we will not disrupt 🙂 (no, I did not predict this 10 years ago) pic.twitter.com/WW1rYIb4oR
— Werner Vogels (@Werner) May 20, 2017
For an additional $5 a month, Cloud Computing can hold an extra 50GB of data in his saddle
— Kelsey L. Hayes (@kelseylh) May 20, 2017
How could a nerds (like me) not bet on a horse named Cloud Computing? #Preakness
— Chris Urban (@_urban_) May 20, 2017