Cloud Computing Services: One Cloud that Feeds All

03 Jan. 2011 Software Development

A company has to keep up with the latest technologies from software to hardware. When Core i5 processor and Windows 7 are available in the market then why would one stick with Core 2 Duo or Windows XP? Sooner or later they all have to migrate from obsolete to the latest technology. Of course it involves cost, time and also migrating from old to new is a headache. But what if there is an alternative, where instead of installing a whole suite of software for each computer, you’d only have to load one application. This application will give you access to web based services which hosts all the applications you require. I am glad to say that option is now available to all of us. Say “Hello” to Cloud computing services & cloud application development.

Cloud Computing

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The term cloud in cloud computing services was inspired by the cloud symbol that’s often used to represent the internet in flowcharts and diagrams. Cloud computing services leverage the technology that uses the internet and central remote server to maintain data and applications. It allows consumers and businesses to use applications without actually installing them and access their personal files at any computer with internet access.

We all have used these services at one point or another, only thing is that we are unaware of its technicalities & existence. Let’s take an example of an email account, be it Yahoo or Google, instead of running an email client on our account we use browsers to access our web based email account remotely. The software and storage doesn’t exist on our computer, it’s all on the service provider’s computer cloud.

Cloud computing services are divided into three categories

  1. Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS)
  2. Platform as a Service (PaaS)
  3. Software as a Service (SaaS)

Cloud computing services have the following characteristics:

  1. Less cost & time utilized during up-gradation
  2. Device & Location independence
  3. Multi-Tenancy
  4. Maintenance
  5. Metering

Despite all that there are few concerns about cloud computing services related to security and privacy. A company might hesitate to take advantage of cloud computing serviecs because they can’t keep their company’s information under their surveillance. At the end of the day, all the data is stored and processed within a server located outside their premise in a third party location. But if we sit and think for a minute, most of the sensitive information around the world are shared using email and if we can trust our email provider then we can surely trust these big players in cloud computing, since they live and die by their reputation.

Giants like Google, Amazon & Microsoft have seen the potential of cloud computing services and are moving swiftly towards it in order to provide cloud computing services to its users. Computer made offices paperless and if a Cloud is hovering above us, then may be all we need is a screen to run every application just like a Power Grid lights our houses, oven in kitchen and TVs in our living rooms.

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