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…
- 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.
- Reduced Risk
- Increased Operational Control
- Improved Security & Trust
- Greater Flexibility
- Better IT Visibility
- 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.
- Increased Utilization
- Reduced Time to Market
- Increased Agility
- Improved Collaboration
- Decreased costs
- 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.