The monsoon is still two months away at least,but the cloud is hot news!!!

No,no,it is not about the rains…..

 . Cloud computing is the use of computing resources (hardware and software) that are delivered as a service over a network (typically the Internet). software and computation. Cloud computing entrusts remote services with a user's data. The name comes from the common use of a cloud-shaped symbol as an abstraction for the complex infrastructure it contains in system diagrams.

 What could you do with the cloud? .

Sites like Box.there is Box.songs and videos.com help you to do that.because it is on the Web.net and Dropbox.storage is all-too-easy and cheap. There was a time when we stored our data files on floppy disks and CD’s. Suddenly. .    STORE FILES : You can use memory resting in remote computers to store files including documents.pictures.net or a Dropbox that store files and help you switch easily between your laptop storage and “cloud storage”. Now.

the email is stored on the cloud. The front end-The Website that you visitconnects you to the cloud. Your email is served from the nearest server.Yahoo Mail or Outlook.depending on your location. Whether you are using Gmail.com.where the data is stored.which is the back-end. This is an example of both cloud computing(exchanging messages.tagging them) and cloud storage(saving messages) .     Email: Remember Hotmail? That and Gmail are nothing but Email applications on the cloud.

you have “cloud servers” at the back-end streaming your favourite video.  Be Entertained: Youtube and such sites are just movie halls on the cloud. Sites such as Saavn.com and Hungama.When you watch a video on YouTube. .com let you stream music for free in a similar manner.

com) that offers comparable features.google.Business software like SAP and accounting software like Tally are also available on the cloud. Run an Office: The familiar Microsoft Office suite is now available on the cloud as Office365. .Google has its own Docs(http://docs.Zoho.com provides a host of office software.

needing advanced graphic computing.can be made cheaper! . Do Advanced Computing: Even 3D prototype making.

    Cloud computing providers offer their services according to several fundamental models: Infrastructure as a service (IaaS) Platform as a service (PaaS) Software as a service (SaaS) .

along with any required software. and network are provided. hardware.Google Apps . a pre-made application. For ex-Microsoft Office 365. In this model. operating system.

Application developers can develop and run their software solutions on a cloud platform without the cost and complexity of buying and managing the underlying hardware and software layers. For ex-Google App Engine.Windows Azure Cloud Services  .In PaaS. and network are provided. hardware. and the customer installs or develops its own software and applications. an operating system.

    The IaaS model provides just the hardware and network. the customer installs or develops its own operating systems. .Oracle Infrastructure as a Service. Cloud providers typically bill IaaS services on a utility computing basis For ex-Google Computing Engine . software and applications.

community cloud. public cloud or hybrid cloud . Cloud services are typically made available via a private cloud.

 . and is managed by the organization or a third party  In a community cloud. the service is shared by several organizations and made available only to those groups.In a private cloud. The infrastructure may be owned and operated by the organizations or by a cloud service provider. A hybrid cloud is a combination of different methods of resource pooling (for example. the cloud infrastructure is operated solely for a specific organization. combining public and community clouds).

Elastic provision implies intelligence in the use of tight or loose coupling as applied to mechanisms such as these and others . typically involves multiple cloud components communicating with each other over a loose coupling mechanism such as a messaging queue. the systems architecture of the software systems involved in the delivery of cloud computing. Cloud architecture.

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Some sites offer basic stuff for free.you can hook up to a cloud service and get storage ultra-cheap.  As long as you have an internet connection. . Basic facilities on paid sites cost around $10(Rs 500 a month).

if not secure.   Good Bandwidth is critical Files moving in the cloud.lose confidentiality Data may be vulnerable to intruders .

Office365. com. DropBox.You can sign up and pay online where it not free.Docs.Box.com.google.com are cloud sites.com.net.log on to sites that offer cloud facilities. .Zoho.Outlook.com.Tally.com.  Simple.

social media networks like Facebook.◦ If we did not have cloud computing.limited to communities.Twitter would have remained small and localised. ◦ Social media networks have become a great example of cloud computing and storage. .

     The flip side of the cloud computing is the safety! If your files are not physically in your control..which is known to others. .the username is your email id.the tougher it becomes to crack it. Most of the data you store on the cloud is accessed by a username and password.it is vulnerable to someone hacking it. Typically. But your password is the key to your sound sleep:the more complex it is.

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