Relatively new concept software and storage are provided and accessed over the web. presents new opportunities for efficiency and innovation What is Cloud Computing
Came from how people referred to the internet as a cloud of information. Grew in popularity as people became more focused on sustainability and efficiency. How did Cloud Computing Start?
Businesses host cloud servers. Customers pay for the storage and software they offer. Layers
Hardware and/or software specifically designed for cloud computing. Includes computers, phones, operating systems, and browsers Client
Software as a service (SaaS) allows programs to run on a person’s computer without installation.
Simplifies maintenance and support
Platform as a Service (PaaS) Platforms specially designed for cloud computing. Reduced complexity and cost relative to modern computing systems. Platform
Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) Delivers servers, software, data-center space, and network equipment as a service. Infrastructure
Hardware and Software specially designed for cloud computing. Cloud specific firmware. Combined offerings. Servers
E-mail Facebook Flickr Pandora Youtube Mobile Me Modern Day Clouds
Computer operating system developed by Xcerion Provides software, application, and storage—through a web browser. Icloud
Cost of service reflects level of activity. Doesn’t require as much hardware. More battery space. Less chemical waste in production. Efficiency
Outsources information to a cloud. Business saves on: System Design Installation Maintenance Remote Accessibility Applications Advantages for Businesses
Do not have to worry about supporting complicated computer server software. All employees use the same software and firmware. Automatically installed updates and security patches. Advantages for Businesses cont’d
SaaS company founded 1999 Serves more than 50,000 businesses on a subscription basis Part of the S&P 500 since 2008 Customer Relationship Management Salesforce.com
Privacy Compliance Security Availability and Performance Issuesof Cloud Computing
Reduces data redundancy by allowing one copy of a file to be accessed from multiple devices. Examples:
Companies only pay for space they use. Reduced IT and hosting costs. Maintenance, backup, and storage management are run by the service provider. Cloud Storage Cont.
Stores data over the internet, using web based services. Highly efficient Highly accessible Reduces data redundancy Much room for innovation Recap