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Post by Peter Michaels with Clear-Cloud Network Partners
Cloud computing refers to the use of multiple server-based computational resources. These resources
can be accessed through various digital networks such as WAN, Internet, etc. The resources of the server can be accessed by
Smartphones, tablet PCs, Notebooks or other such type of devices having network connectivity.
computing, all the data and applications are managed by the cloud server. Such servers are usually provided by third parties.
For example, Microsoft provides “Azure” as a platform for cloud computing. The cloud provides server-based applications
and all the data services to the users with the output which is displayed on the client device.
works on various platforms such as Linux, MAC and Windows. As the cloud servers are remotely hosted and they could be accessed
through the internet, it requires a high speed and very reliable internet connection.
The two important characteristics of the cloud computing
end Back end
The front end is what a cloud computing user can see and the back end is the cloud servers hosting the various computers,
Cloud computing platforms have many advantages. Few of them are listed below:-
Reduced Cost: Organizations save money as they do not have to spend
money for creating the required infrastructure. In fact, they only have to hire it. Increased Storage: Organizations
can store more data to the cloud servers than on private computers.
Highly Automated: The task of cloud computing
providers is to keep their software up to date, thereby keeping the pace with the current technology. Flexibility: Cloud
computing offers much more flexibility than past computing methods.
More Mobility: As the services are available
anywhere from the world provided there is good network connectivity, users can work from anywhere. Allows IT to Shift
Focus: There is no worry about constant server updates and other computing issues.
Organizations can concentrate
more on their work rather than thinking of maintaining the hardware or software. Security: Clouds tend to be more secure
than the traditional business models.
Clouds offer real-time backup which results in less data loss. In case of
outage, customers can use the backup servers that sync with the main ones as soon as they are up.
Let’s now discuss different types
of Cloud Services:
SaaS (Software as a Service): A service provider builds software while the end users configure it to suit their needs.
The clients (end users) however, do not get the flexibility to change or modify the software.
as a Service): provides a platform to clients to carry out several different tasks.
For example, the platform
provided by the Windows gives an opportunity to developers to build, test, and host applications that can be accessed by the
end users. IaaS (Infrastructure as a Service): Provides infrastructure on demand. The infrastructure can be anything
from storage servers to applications to operating systems.
In short, we can say that with the advent of Cloud computing, a dynamic
change has been reported in the software industry as many software development companies look to gain on this opportunity. As the name suggest, Cloud platforms
provide a potential platform for developers to write application as well as to use services provided by the cloud.