Cloud Computing

Cloud computing is the delivery of computing and storage capacity as a service to a community of end-recipients. Cloud computing entrusts services with a user's data, software and computation over a network. Cloud computing relies on sharing of resources to achieve coherence and economies of scale similar to a utility over a network .

Cloud Service models

--> Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS)
--> Platform as a Service (PaaS)
--> Software as a Service (SaaS)

End users access cloud-based applications through a web browser or a light-weight desktop or mobile app while the business software and user's data are stored on servers at a remote location. Cloud computing allows enterprises to get their applications up and running faster, with improved manageability and less maintenance, and enables IT to more rapidly adjust resources to meet fluctuating and unpredictable business demand.

Cloud Deployment models

Public Cloud:

Public cloud applications, storage, and other resources are made available to the general public by a service provider. These services are offered on a pay-per-use model.Public cloud service providers like Amazon, Microsoft and Google own and operate the infrastructure and offer access only via Internet.

Private Cloud:

Private cloud is cloud infrastructure operated solely for a single organization, whether managed internally or by a third-party and hosted internally or externally.

Hybrid Cloud:

Hybrid cloud is a composition of private and public clouds that remain unique entities but are bound together, offering the benefits of multiple deployment models.

Key Benefits of Cloud Computing

* Reduced Cost and operational overhead
* Increased Storage
* Highly Automated
* Scalability
* Flexibility
* Mobility
* Allows IT to Shift Focus

Cloud computing provides strong benefits and economic incentives. Selecting a public, private or hybrid cloud implementation will depend on a customer's specific application, performance, security and compliance requirements. Proper deployment can provide significant savings, better IT services and a higher level of reliability.

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