Friday, July 13, 2012

Cloud Computing

What Is Cloud Computing?

We all know the word “Cloud Computing”, many of us hear it, see it online and even read articles about it. Even I was confused to know what exactly it was a year ago.

What Is Cloud Computing

Here I come with some simple words that can help you to understand cloud better, and what exactly is cloud computing and why business owners and organizations are using it more.

The cloud is nothing but an online storage arrangement for files, folders or data and accessible for use whenever required. We all are using the cloud in various forms in day today life of ours without knowing all about it.

Are you thinking, what is that we are using as a cloud in our day today life? Then the best example is your email. All the information or data contain in your email folders are stored in the cloud, which you can accesses from anywhere in the world with an internet connection. You can access your data from any computer or smart phone. All the top free email service providers like gmail, hotmail, yahoo mail and others provide free storage space up to a certain limit form where you can access and share your data. The other examples are file sharing sites like Google docs, mobile push and sync services etc.

What are the different kinds of cloud computing services available for business?

You can say, awesome! The above information make me understand what is cloud, and the next question arose in my mind is, what are the different kinds of cloud computing available online toady. Then the answer is, there are three (3) different types of cloud computing subscriptions available for use in the market today and they are:

1 – Software as a service (SaaS):

Software as a service, very simple, the cloud computing service providers offer storage place for software and this software can be get accessed to use, for every authorized subscribers. There is absolutely no need for you to install the software on your PC, smart phone or any gadget to block storage space. You can make use of it from cloud itself if you have an access. You simply need to pay for the SaaS cloud service and can access the software fee without having worries about downloading and latest updates of the software.

2 – Platform as a service (PaaS):

A business owner gets complete platform like servers, storage and networking form the cloud computing service provider. You are free to make use (PaaS) to host the data or applications that you want to host if you buy this service. You need to develop your own applications or set up your own data. The PaaS cloud computing provider will provide expensive hardware needed to host your applications and data, so there are no worries for you about the hardware.

3 – Infrastructure as a service (IaaS):

Infrastructure as a service (IaaS) is the most complete kind of cloud computing service that takes care of all the details like storage, servers, security, operating environment etc. IaaS often forms the basis for other services as the SaaS and PaaS.


Sulakhe's said...

Very well described information about cloud computing. I have heard about it many times and used to think that it is related to Video Conferencing but could never get clarified with an exact meaning and now after reading this article I feel like I understood it more clearly which is very different from my thought. Thanks for this post.

Shellydesuza said...

Nice explanation about Cloud computing. I would like to add that software Video Conferencing can be done in Cloud computing.

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