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What is Cloud Computing• Cloud computing is the delivery of computing as a service rather than a product.• In cloud computing, you do not purchase the server or software but rather use shared resources, hardware, software, and information and pay on an as-needed or per use basis.
Why Cloud Computing?• It is sold on Demand • Increased Collaboration• It is elastic – allowing a • Easy to Setup and Get user to have as much or Running as little service as they • Consolidation of want at any given time. numerous servers• Centralizing Updates for • Upgrades to hardware Software as a Service can be done virtually,• Reliable AND Accessible eliminating down time
Different Types of Cloud Computing• The Public Cloud • The Private Cloud – A Network Infrastructure – A Network Infrastructure accessible by the public that is developed solely (anyone on the internet). for a single organization. – The infrastructure is – It may be managed by owned by the the organization or a organization selling third party. cloud services. – It may exist on site or in a data center.
Who uses cloud computing? We all Do!• Gmail / Hotmail• Skype• YouTube• Vimeo• Sound Cloud• Dropbox
Advantages of Cloud Computing for Small Organizations• Lower Initial Investment • Scalability – No Equipment Needed – Cloud computing can be Beyond what you have scaled to match the• Easier to Manage demand – No Power Requirements or • Deploy Faster Space Considerations – It is much quicker to be up• Pay as you Go and running (minutes versus days) – There are typically no major capital expenses • Device Independent involved – Web based software does not require a PC or a MAC, just a browser.
Disadvantages of Cloud Computing for Small Organizations• Downtime is Not Controllable • Speed and Performance – You are at the mercy of the data – Applications which are not center and their issues optimized for the web or web – Scheduled Downtime based may result in slower (upgrades, routine maintenance) performance. – Unscheduled Downtime • Lack of Features (outages do occur) – Although improving, there are still• Security Issues somethings that cannot be done – You are turning your data about on a web based platform (i.e. your business to a third party and autocad, LOB apps) entrusting them to keep it safe. • Customization• Data Loss – Most web based applications are – Hardware not customized to your needs, they failures, outages, improper backup are a one size fits all. procedures, hackers, and rogue employees exist.
Most Common Cloud Computing Options for Small Organizations• Collaboration Software • Email – Content Management – Benefit: No Server – CRM Maintenance• Spam Filtering • Simplified Office – Offsite Benefits Applications• Accounting and Project • Virtual Private Servers Management – File Storage – Quickbooks Online – SharePoint – Harvest• Cloud Backup (not necessarily Cloud Storage)
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