Lot of peoples asked me to write an Article about Cloud Computing, the reason was that they are much confused about the different explanations given by different peoples and also lot of technical terms involved in it which they cannot understand. All they know about it is that it is the future of computing and it have great potential for growth.
Yes what they know about it is true!
Planet Earth is covered by cloud and we can see it from any where on earth , here the cloud is the Internet . The cloud computing uses the power of the cloud for computing ! . But How ?
When we develop a Software for particular purpose that software can be run on three different ways
1. It can be loaded in our PC and run.
2. It can loaded on a LAN/ WAN Server and can run from a LAN / WAN Networks.
3. It can loaded in a Web server and can run from Internet.
Here an Important aspect is coming. We are talking about applications which need a Web Browser to execute the Application. As you know there are many Web Browsers like Chrome, Mozilla, Internet Explorer, Opera etc.
When we compare the three different mode of operation of our developed Software what are the difficulties involved with it think about that ?
1. In the first case
You need a computer of your own. It must be supplied with an un- interrupted power supply. The Hardware and Software must be periodically checked and updated. The PC must be protected from viruses and thieves etc etc
2. In the Second Case
You need a LAN/WAN server of your own which is costly. It must be placed on a specially designed AC Room. Proper security must be arranged. t must be supplied with an un- interrupted power supply. The Hardware and Software must be periodically checked and updated. The PC must be protected from viruses etc etc
3. In the third case
Leave All these to the Cloud Computing Service provider. Just develop the Software and place it in the space provided by them and access it through a Web Browser from any where in the World.
Yes it reduces the operational costs and risks of you or your firm to a considerable extend.
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What Cloud Computing Service Providers Provide You ?
1. IaaS ( Infrastructure as a Service ) – Hardware , Rooms , Security, Power, Internet – You must have highly qualified Engineers to convert this hardware platform to a software platform to run your developed Software.
2.PaaS ( Platform as a Service ) – Hardware, Rooms , security , Power, Internet plus the Ready Software Platform to run your developed Software.
3.SaaS ( Software as a Service ) – This is the most discussed item and also most important as a common man is considered. – Hardware, Rooms , security , Power, Internet , Ready Software Platform plus the Developed Software which can be used by a Single User or Firm or can be used by Multiple Users or Firms.
I am now confident that you can courageously speak about Cloud Computing at any Gathering or to any Technical Expert. But don’t forget TipsWorld.
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