Newsletter – Cloud Computing
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Professor Christopher Barnatt of Computing and Future Studies at Nottingham University Business School states that Enterprises have typically viewed Cloud Computing as a service delivery trend that applies primarily to small-to-medium businesses. But with large vendors like IBM, Dell, Microsoft, and Google adopting positions on Cloud Computing that view appears to be changing and will continue to change as larger enterprises gain a better understanding of how to match software and service delivery models to particular types of users.
Products like Web 2.0 makes up Cloud Computing. i.e., Web 2.0 refers to the emergence of the Internet as an interpersonal resource and a service delivery platform. Here again, Cloud Computing is where computing resources are accessed from a virtual online “cloud” rather than a local desktop or organizational data centre. Cloud Computing is a rapidly growing trend and is highly interlinked with the development of Web 2.0.
Early pioneers of Cloud Computing include Salesforce.com, which supplies a popular business application for managing sales and marketing efforts; Google, Inc., which in addition to its search engine supplies an array of applications, known as Google Apps, to consumers and businesses; and Amazon Web Services, a division of online retailer Amazon.com, which offers access to its computing system to Web-site developers and other companies and individuals.
Cloud Computing also underpins popular social networks and other online media sites such as Facebook, MySpace, and Twitter. Traditional software companies, including Microsoft Corporation, Apple Inc., Intuit Inc., and Oracle Corporation, have also introduced cloud applications.
Enterprises have typically viewed Cloud Computing as a service delivery trend that applies primarily to small-to-medium businesses. But with large vendors like IBM, Dell, Microsoft, and Google adopting positions on Cloud Computing that view appears to be changing and will continue to change as larger enterprises gain a better understanding of how to match software and service delivery models to particular types of users.
Research and studies have shown that, methods of running application software and storing related data in central computer systems and providing customers or other user’s access to them through the Internet Cloud Computing encompasses a number of different services. One set of services, sometimes called software as a service (SaaS), involves the supply of a discrete application to outside users. The application can be geared either to business users (such as an accounting application) or to consumers (such as an application for storing and sharing personal photographs).
Another set of services, variously called utility computing, grid computing, and hardware as a service (HaaS), involves the provision of computer processing and data storage to outside users, who are able to run their own applications and store their own data on the remote system. A third set of services, sometimes called platform as a service (PaaS), involves the supply of remote computing capacity along with a set of software-development tools for use by outside software programmers.
Cloud Computing is a game changer. The cloud is disrupting traditional software and hardware business models by disrupting how IT service gets delivered. Entrepreneurial opportunities abound as this classic disruptive technology begins to proliferate, so it is no surprise that SYS-CON’s industry-leading International Cloud Computing Conference & Expo series is going from strength to strength.
Now held three times a year, in New York, Prague, and Silicon Valley, the event unfailingly attracts unprecedented numbers of developers, engineers, architects, IT managers, and hardware and software professionals of every stripe. With an ever-increasing number of companies now buying computing, storage, and networking power as they need it from the cloud, there has never been a greater need for a one-stop event that brings together players from the main layers of the Cloud ecosystem – the infrastructure players, the platform providers, and those offering applications.