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Cloud Computing- Where Is Google Drive or Dropbox?

  • Swetha Y
  • Jun 11, 2019
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Cloud Computing

If you’re hearing about Cloud Computing for the first time, fear not. You are one among the 90% of the people that are already using these services extensively, like online banking, social networks or e-shopping website, Google Drive or Dropbox

The "cloud" is a set of different types of hardware and software that work collectively to deliver many aspects of computing to the end-user as an online service. Cloud Computing is a system of hosting and delivery of information along with on-demand computing resources on the internet which uses a remote network of servers, on contrary to the age-old method for storing, managing or processing data on a local server or a personal computer. Many technology applications have now gained popularity as installed software prefer cloud computing to ease the usage including reduced maintenance.

Information and data is stored on physical or virtual servers, which are maintained and controlled by a cloud computing provider, such as Amazon and their AWS product. As a personal or business cloud computing user, you access your stored information on the ‘cloud’, via an Internet connection.

The history of cloud computing starts way back in the 1960s when an “intergalactic computer network” was first suggested, and in recent years the technology has served to shake-up both the enterprise IT and supplier landscape. This idea of Intergalactic Computer Network was introduced by JCR Licklider. His vision was that of easy access to programs and data at any site to everyone, from anywhere.

Cloud Computing Services has three different categories. Due to the ambiguity of the choices, it is at times a difficult decision for the online merchants to make the right choice. The highlights of these three types of the cloud environment are:

1.Private: Cloud services are delivered by a single organization, data center of infrastructure to internal users.

2.Public: Third party providers deliver services hosted in the cloud over the internet. They are usually sold as pay-per-use services. These services include applications for customers and transaction management.

3.Hybrid: This capitalizes on the advantages of both public and private environments.

In addition to Private, Public and Hybrid cloud environments that host and store data, clouds are also separated into service categories SaaS, PaaS, and IaaS

1.Software as a Service (SaaS): The most popular among online retailers, allows merchants to run direct sales applications such as shopping carts in the cloud without their customers having to download or install programs to make a purchase.

2.Platform as a Service (PaaS): Although not prevalent in the e-commerce world, Paas is used for applications and development such as Apprenda, which runs applications such as Java.

Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS): Primarily focuses on providing datacentre infrastructure on-demand. Examples include Amazon Web, Services used by Netflix to house their database for movie and television offerings.

Cloud computing has opened the world to customers and online retailers. It offers many benefits over traditional computing; it has helped online businesses increase earning potential as well as offering customers access to thousands of stories. Additional benefits of cloud computing include:

1.Scalability: It can dynamically increase or decrease based on the online retailer’s requirements.

2.Data Security: Information is stored on remote access; of a personal computer or internal network fails, no information is lost.

3.Accessibility: remotely storing a category of products or services means that potential customers can access the e-commerce site from virtually anywhere in the world.

4.Pay-per-use: Computing resources are measured at a granular level, end users only pay for the resources they require.

Development of the enormous data centers that run distributed computing administrations frequently requires ventures of a huge amount. The centers ordinarily contain a great number of server PCs arranged together into parallel-handling or matrix processing frameworks. The focuses additionally frequently utilize modern virtualization advances, which enable PC frameworks to be partitioned into numerous virtual machines that can be leased incidentally to clients. In light of their utilization of power, the centers are regularly situated close to hydroelectric dams or different wellsprings of ample electric power.

Since cloud computing includes the storage of often sensitive personal or business data in central database systems kept running by outsiders, it raises concerns about information protection and security just as the transmission of information across national boundaries.It likewise mixes fears about the possible formation of information restraining infrastructures or oligopolies. Some trust that distributed computing will come to heavily regulated by the government.

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