Cloud Computing Summer Training 2017

Cloud Computing is a modern and most demanding technology. Cloud Computing word can be referred Software as a Service (SaaS) which is a type of set-up where the applications are distributed over a broad program of computers worldwide. The main benefit of cloud computing technology is, it can distribute computing over a network and it is very cost effective technology. It has the capacity to run a course on large number of personal computers at the same time.

Cloud Computing Quick Definitions:

  • Delivering hosted services and application over the Internet.
  • Can be described as an: “Internet-Centric Software”
  • SaaS – ‘Software as a Service’ is the most common cloud type used today.
  • Majority of internet users in one way or another have used cloud software, and that include Email, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, etc…

Some Benefits:

  • Minimize/eliminate IT infrastructure costs.
  • On-demand scalability (Scale up & down depending on the company IT needs).
  • Accessibility of the hosted software from any place where internet connectivity is available
  • Help companies focus on their core organizational goal and objectives.

 

Private Cloud vs Public Cloud:

Private Cloud: generally controlled, managed and hosted by an organization within a private data center or that of a third-party service provider. In private clouds service access can be limited and customers have some control/ownership of the service implementation.

Benefits:

  • Reduced Risk
  • Increased Operational Control
  • Improved Security & Trust
  • Greater Flexibility
  • Better IT Visibility

Considerations:

  • Cost
  • Scalability
  • Time to Implement
  • Staff / Learning Curve

Public Cloud: a data center made available in a metered manner to the public for purchase, resale or as a pay-as-you-go service. With public cloud, you are sharing infrastructure with others and receive a standardized, yet highly scalable, type of capacity, on demand.

Benefits:

  • Increased Utilization
  • Reduced Time to Market
  • Increased Agility
  • Improved Collaboration
  • Decreased costs

Considerations:

  • Privacy and Security
  • Reliability and Availability
  • Transition and Execution
  • Limited Scope for Customization

The Cloud Computing Stratosphere

There is ever-growing number of companies providing “Cloud-based” services for businesses. These range from communications and social applications to deployment platforms that form backbone of a company’s infrastructure. As new offerings emerge, customers, marketers and the industry at large may each have a different view of the strata. Here is one take on where the major players fit into the shifting cloud atmosphere.