All About Cloud Computing
In today’s internet services based world Cloud computing one of the best discovery. It provides the means through which everything works from computing power to computing infrastructure, applications, business processes to personal collaboration etc can be delivered to you as a service wherever and whenever you need.
The “cloud” word used in cloud computing can be defined as the set of hardware, networks, storage, services, and interfaces that are combine to deliver aspects of computing services as a service to users. Cloud services include services like the delivery of software, infrastructure, and storage over the Internet based on different user demand.
Cloud computing has four essential characteristics:
- elasticity and the ability to scale up and down
- self-service provisioning and automatic deprovisioning (the release of cloud services that are no longer needed)
- application programming interfaces (APIs)
- billing and metering of service usage in a pay-as-you-go model.
This flexibility of working environment is fact that is forcing users say it be individuals and businessman to move to the cloud.
The world of the cloud computing has lots players which includes:
- The end user who doesn’t have to know anything about the underlying technology.
- Business management who needs to take responsibility for the governance of data or services living in a cloud. Cloud service providers must provide a predictable and guaranteed service level and security to all their constituents.
- The cloud service provider who is responsible for IT assets and maintenance.
Cloud computing can be done in different forms
- Public clouds
- private cloud
- hybrid clouds (which are both combination of pub as well as priv)
Cloud computing is responsible for completely changing the way companies use technology to service customers, partners, and suppliers. Some businesses, such as Google and Amazon, already have most of their IT resources in the cloud. They have found that it can eliminate many of the complex constraints from the traditional computing environment, including space, time, power, and cost.