The term cloud theoretically signifies abstraction of technology, resources and its location that are very vital in building integrated computing infrastructure (including networks, systems and applications). All Cloud computing models rely heavily on sharing of resources. End users access cloud based applications through a web browser or a light weight desktop or mobile app while the business software and data are stored on servers at a remote location.


Cloud computing logical diagram


Cloud application providers strive to give the same or better service and performance than if the software programs were installed locally on end-user computers.



Faster run, with easier manageability and less maintenance. enables IT to more rapidly adjust IT resources (such as servers, storage, and networking) to meet fluctuating and unpredictable business demand.

CHARACTERISTICS Application programming interface (API) accessibility to software that enables machines to interact with cloud software in the same way the user interface facilitates interaction between humans and computers.  Cost is claimed to be reduced and in a public cloud delivery model capital expenditure is converted to operational expenditure.  Device and location independence enable users to access systems using a web browser regardless of their location or what device they are using.  Pay per use.


Little or no capital expenditure as infrastructure is owned by the provider. Massive scalability is also common, though this is not an absolute requirement and many of the offerings have yet to achieve large scale. Utilization of Resource


• Cost

• Advance Architecture • Agility • Cost - Clouds are renowned for being dirt cheap for storage and burst-y processing.
• Elasticity - Growth and shrinkage


The Cloud Vendors
• The Public Cloud Vendors
▫ Amazon ▫ Google ▫ Microsoft ▫

• Private Cloud vendors (Data Centers)
▫ IBM ▫ Vmware ▫ Sun/Oracle ▫ 3Tera

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Highly scalable Store and manage an unlimited number of objects – up to five terabytes each. Flexible security and sharing ACLs for individuals or groups simplify authentication and sharing for stored data. OAuth 2.0 support enhances security and adds flexibility. Fast data access Google Storage provides quick and easy access to your data around the world, and offers hosting choices in highly optimized data centers in multiple regions. Reliable storage service Google’s proven storage and networking infrastructure provides data redundancy for added reliability. Our 99.9% SLA helps ensure that your data is available when you need it.


Moving to Google Apps helps reduce both your company's overall expenses and its environmental impact. Apps is powered by Google's energyefficient data centers, so it’s less energy and carbon-intensive than on-premise servers.

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