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?
there is Box. Now. Suddenly.Sites like Box.net and Dropbox.
STORE FILES : You can use memory resting in remote computers to store files including documents.songs and videos. There was a time when we stored our data files on floppy disks and CD’s.pictures.storage is all-too-easy and cheap.com help you to do that.because it is on the Web.net or a Dropbox that store files and help you switch easily between your laptop storage and “cloud storage”.
depending on your location.com.
Email: Remember Hotmail? That and Gmail are nothing but Email applications on the cloud.tagging them) and cloud storage(saving messages)
. Your email is served from the nearest server. This is an example of both cloud computing(exchanging messages.where the data is stored.which is the back-end. Whether you are using Gmail. The front end-The Website that you visitconnects you to the cloud.Yahoo Mail or Outlook.the email is stored on the cloud.
you have “cloud servers” at the back-end streaming your favourite video.
.When you watch a video on YouTube.com and Hungama.
Be Entertained: Youtube and such sites are just movie halls on the cloud. Sites such as Saavn.com let you stream music for free in a similar manner.
Run an Office: The familiar Microsoft Office suite is now available on the cloud as Office365.Google has its own Docs(http://docs.com provides a host of office software.Business software like SAP and accounting software like Tally are also available on the cloud.
.com) that offers comparable features.Zoho.
can be made cheaper!
.needing advanced graphic computing.
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.
In this model. and network are provided. operating system. a pre-made application.
For ex-Microsoft Office 365.
hardware.Windows Azure Cloud Services
. an operating system. For ex-Google App Engine. 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. and network are provided.In PaaS. and the customer installs or develops its own software and applications.
the customer installs or develops its own operating systems. Cloud providers typically bill IaaS services on a utility computing basis For ex-Google Computing Engine .Oracle Infrastructure as a Service.
The IaaS model provides just the hardware and network. software and applications.
Cloud services are typically made available via a private cloud. community cloud. public cloud or hybrid cloud
combining public and community clouds). A hybrid cloud is a combination of different methods of resource pooling (for example. the cloud infrastructure is operated solely for a specific organization. and is managed by the organization or a third party In a community cloud.
. The infrastructure may be owned and operated by the organizations or by a cloud service provider.In a private cloud. the service is shared by several organizations and made available only to those groups.
typically involves multiple cloud components communicating with each other over a loose coupling mechanism such as a messaging queue.
Cloud architecture. the systems
architecture of the software systems involved in the delivery of cloud computing. Elastic provision implies intelligence in the use of tight or loose coupling as applied to mechanisms such as these and others
Some sites offer basic stuff for free. Basic facilities on paid sites cost around $10(Rs 500 a month).
As long as you have an internet connection.you can hook up to a cloud service and get storage ultra-cheap.
if not secure.lose confidentiality Data may be vulnerable to intruders
Good Bandwidth is critical Files moving in the cloud.
com.Tally.net. com.com.com.Docs.Box.com are cloud sites.Outlook.
.Zoho. DropBox.google.You can sign up and pay online where it not free.com.
Simple.log on to sites that offer cloud facilities.Office365.
limited to communities.social media networks like Facebook.◦ If we did not have cloud computing. ◦ Social media networks have become a great example of cloud computing and storage.Twitter would have remained small and localised.
The flip side of the cloud computing is the safety! If your files are not physically in your control. But your password is the key to your sound sleep:the more complex it is.the username is your email id.which is known to others.
. Typically. Most of the data you store on the cloud is accessed by a username and password.it is vulnerable to someone hacking it..the tougher it becomes to crack it.