Cloud Computing

  1. What is Cloud Computing?
  2. Advantages of Cloud Computing
  3. What we offer

What is Cloud Computing?

For a concrete definition of the term, we’re going to defer to the Computer Security Division of the National Institute of Standards and Technology . According to the NIST, "Cloud computing is a model for enabling convenient, on-demand network access to a shared pool of configurable computing resources that can be rapidly provisioned and released with minimal management effort or service provider interaction. This cloud model promotes availability and is composed of five essential characteristics: on-demand self-service, broad network access, resource pooling, rapid elasticity, and measured service." (The NIST goes on to mention that this definition applies to a rapidly developing technology, and is subject to changes at any time).

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To break this down a bit, we’ll individually walk through each of the characteristics put forth by the NIST:

  1. On-Demand Self Service—This point seems almost obvious, but it must be spelled out:  if someone wishes to access their cloud resources, they MUST be available, no matter what that means. The client firm must be able to access (and change access to) their cloud resources without interacting with anyone from the providing company. Companies are beginning to utilize the cloud for vital tasks, even down to the everyday task of sending an email, and if such a service goes down, the company’s operations may be crippled, and the cloud provider would be held responsible.
     
  2. Broad Network Access—Above all, the most vital characteristic of cloud computing is the fact that it is network based, and accessible from anywhere, from any standardized platform (i.e. desktop computers, mobile devices, etc.). (If you take nothing else away from this website, know that cloud computing takes place across a network.) According to InfoWorld, the cloud is a massive internet based resource whereby clients can access virtual servers and utilize their resources. This, like anything on the internet, can take place across the street, or around the world.  In extreme laymen’s terms, cloud computing allows you to do stuff that you would normally do on your own computer on someone else’s. Of course, this other party is likely to charge you for services rendered, or gain some other sort of economic benefit from your use of their property.
     
  3.  Resource Pooling—The next point in the NIST definition is almost as important as the last: the computing resources in the cloud are shared. This means that numerous clients may be using the same set of resources at the same time. It is essentially an economy of scale: you don’t have enough money to buy your own infrastructure, so someone makes it their job to provide you with access to that infrastructure. They make their resources available to anyone who is willing to pay for access, and everyone is happy. That’s why many companies are now outsourcing their computing needs to these clouds The client gets the computing power they need, and the cloud owner gets paid.  Don’t take that the wrong way: the cloud owner doesn’t have an easy life. A lot of maintenance and upkeep goes into managing a server farm, and when resources are pooled, this is especially true, since they must constantly be dynamically assigned.
     
  4. Rapid Elasticity—This characteristic of cloud computing is closely related to the last. The purpose of resource pooling is to avoid the capital expenditure required for the establishment of network and computing infrastructure. The reason these expenses are so high is because firms must account for spikes in demand for their services. By outsourcing to a cloud, their demand becomes “cushioned” by the cloud provider’s sheer size and computing capacity. The risk of outages and service interruptions is significantly reduced .
     
  5. Measured Service—The cloud provider must essentially act like an electric utility, measuring the amount of service provided and reacting accordingly (both in terms of billing the client, and updating hardware and software as appropriate). 

What are the advantages of Cloud Computing?

  1. Reduced Cost: Cloud technology is paid incrementally, saving organizations money.
  2. Increased Storage: Organizations can store more data than on private computer systems.
  3. Highly Automated:No longer do IT personnel need to worry about keeping software up to date.
  4. Flexibility:Cloud computing offers much more flexibility than past computing methods.
  5. More Mobility:Employees can access information wherever they are, rather than having to remain at their desks.
  6. Allows IT to Shift Focus:No longer having to worry about constant server updates and other computing issues, government organizations will be free to concentrate on innovation.

What we have to offer?

  1. We setup, customize and implement Cloud VPN
  2. Migrate exsisting network to Cloud.
  3. Provide cloud platform  and infrastructure(self managed)
  4. Deploy SaaS(Software as a Service)
  5. Support

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