Cloud computing – A phrase that has been batted around over the past year or so. A simple principle, however as with some other new technology’s everyone seems to have a different definition.
Now the industry that I work in, ‘The Cloud’ is referred to quite often. however it normally denotes infrastructure that were not concerned with or have no control/viability over, for example the rest of the internet,
Cloud Computing – is the delivery of computing as a Service rather than a product.
Resources, software & Information are provided to the users as a utility. basically virtual servers available over the internet, without end user knowledge of the physical location and configuration
Now as i use many different types of devices. I am a big fan of storing data centrally, making it easy for me to access the required information from anywhere at any time. i do this mainly via hosted services, space i rent out at a Data Centre’s, central Servers etc…. Cloud computing differs from this. Cloud resources could reside on-premise or off-premise at a service provider location. Cloud computing can take the form of public clouds, private clouds, inter-clouds, or Hybrid Clouds.
You begin to see the benefits of Cloud Computing when you think about what IT infrastructure always needs – A way to increase capacity or add capabilities on the fly without investing in new infrastructure, training new personnel, or licensing new software. This is why it goes hand in hand with Virtualization. Cloud computing encompasses any subscription-based or pay-per-use service that, in real time over the Internet, extends IT’s existing capabilities.
The fundamentals of it are something that i find interesting so intend to embark on a few Cloud Computing projects, hence i have created a new category in my blog
….. Watch out for more to come