Cloud computing refers to the practice of transitioning computer services such as computation or data storage to multiple redundant offsite locations available on the Internet, which allows application software to be operated using internet-enabled devices.
The essential characteristics of Cloud Computing:
Cloud computing consists of three different types of services:
Major types of cloud
A cloud can be private or public. A public cloud is maintained by an external service provider, such as Amazon Web Services, accessed through the Internet, and available to the general public. A private cloud is a proprietary network or a data center that ties together servers, storage, networks, data
Since organizations using cloud computing generally do not own the infrastructure, they do not have to make large investments in their own hardware and software. Instead, they purchase their computing services from remote providers and pay only for the amount of computing power they actually use (utility computing) or are billed on a monthly or annual subscription basis.
There are some who believe that cloud computing represents a sea change in the way computing will be performed by corporations as business computing shifts out of private data centers into cloud services. Cloud computing is more immediately appealing to small and medium-sized businesses that lack resources to purchase and own their own hardware and software. However, large corporations have huge investments in complex proprietary systems supporting unique business processes, some of which give them strategic advantages. For them, the most likely scenario is a hybrid computing model where firms use their own infrastructure for their most essential core activities and adopt public cloud computing for less-critical systems or for additional processing capacity during peak business periods.
Cloud computing will gradually shift firms from having a fixed infrastructure capacity toward a more flexible infrastructure, some of it owned by the firm, and some of it rented from giant computer centers owned by computer hardware vendors.
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