How can cloud computing assist the medical sector?

Cloud computing has proven to have its many advantages and now it would seem that it is also helping medical science reduce its costs.

If we take the incredible amounts of data that need to be crunched through for advanced treatment purposes, traditionally it would require a set of interlinked computers, in their thousands, to configure the human genome.

This alone would require thousands and thousands of pieces of equipment to conduct such an experiment whilst it would also take years to formulate the small gains made in mapping a strand of DNA whilst costs would continue to escalate.

Cloud hosting can however reverse this.

The multitude of computers can be in a remote location as well as all the resources, including networked data from other research centres.

Cloud computing would enable the whole process to be a lot cheaper since the medics would only pay for the space and …