What is cloud computing/web as a platform
By Sheri Satchell, Rachel
Eyre, Jess Mcgee, Nikki
Dlamini, Renae Hayes
What is cloud computing?
• A way of utilizing your data in a storage managing system through
• For example date such as images, videos, music and documents can
be stored on the web into a server allowing your computer/devise
to consume less energy.
• This mean we can access all our data anywhere in the world just
with the help of a internet connection.
Your data is stored in a huge warehouse where a
considerable amount of servers store mass amounts
of the data uploaded by the users of particular web
application. These are running through the day into
the night and are protected. Also precautions are
taken into account such as data protection and if an
emergency was to occur your data would be sent to
another server somewhere else in the world.
• Cloud computing can
also be used so we can
access our data using
other devices such as a
phone, computer or
laptop. Therefore if one
device breaks we are
able to access the data
through the internet
without the data being
• Cloud computing also
allows us to assess
software or information
on demand constantly
without it being stored
•Private internal: Gives the user more control and has limited access
to people behind a firewall.
•Public external: is the standard cloud computing model, in which
the storage is available to the general public over the Internet.
•Before we would use our data
where it was stored for example at
home, at work and at school but
now we can access all that data
together where ever we are.
•Cloud computing allows all our
date to grow for personal use or
•It illuminates the limitations of
storing your data locally.
•Cloud computing is a good way of
backing up data, but also another
way of sharing data.
Example’s of cloud computing.
• Flickr, facebook, Youtube, dropbox – allowing millions of
pictures, videos, documents, emails, calendars to stored
or uploaded onto these websites into the server and
accessed though an internet connection.
• Not only do these applications act as backup for data
they are used to share that information throughout the
internet, people use flickr to share their images and gain
comments on what they have uploaded.
Web as platform
1. What is web as a platform?
• Software that uses the web as a platform
• Allows the user to do more than just access
Platform Vs Application
• Easily updatable
• easy to use
• Larger amount of
people use it
• Use it to suite your
• Accessible without
• Browsers crash
• Offline access
Cloud Computing is web as a platform!
Cloud computing uses the way the web is built in platforms .
•Leave all the technical side of updating and fixing
programmes to a specialist.
•Access it anywhere in the world!
•If your computer breaks you still have
work saved on servers.
•Only big companies can control cloud
•How good is the server farm that
you are trusting?
•How secure is the server farms security?
•Tied into another companies
Google gives us the service to
write up documents online
now, including spell checking
your document. Microsoft
gives u a more in-depth
application with more fancy
features, however all the
basics of writing a document
are available online on
From Microsoft you can
download an application to
your device which is called
“Microsoft photo editor”
..However, you can use Google's
facilities and download Picasa
to your device which is a photo
Google is a BIG cloud computing platform open to the public
to use and create/share their documents and files on/with.
Google allows us to do a variety of things such as share
images, store files, share videos on YOUTUBE(owned by
google), create and store emails, and so on. The company is
just getting bigger and bigger offering us more and more
services. It is known as a cloud computer due to you being
able to store all your information to it.
Google gives us the
being able to share
our files and docs
to other computers
and networks too!
is another big part of cloud computing. They also
offer a lot of services to the public to store their documents
and use their services instead of applications, connecting you to other networks and
computers such as........
“Flickr is an image
and video hosting
services suite, and
online community” –
Flickr is a different type of cloud
computing platform than Google is.
Flickr is a website which allows its users
to sign up to them and then be able to
share their photos online with others,
tagging their friends and other users in
the photos. It allows the user to also
store all their images online instead of
having to have the file on your
computers memory. This saves you
storage and gives you the opportunity
to keep your friends up to date with
your pictures, good huh?
Flickr’s business is
a cheap run
business as the
members run the
business. You as a
your photos and
videos, and do
the tagging too!
have an easy job,
but we benefit
We think that overall “Cloud
computing” will be getting bigger
and bigger as the time moves on,
and more and more people will be
learning about it and using it. At
the moment a wide variety of
people know about it, but as its
getting bigger more people know
Over the past few years
cloud computing as a
platform has evolved
hugely and more is
coming out of it such as
document saving online,
picture saving online,
instead of using a word
processor and so on.
Eventually the internet
will evolve so that
applications wont even
Some people can’t use cloud
computing as they don’t have
access to the internet, and some
people aren’t bothered about
having it on certain devices
anyway – especially if its working
one. Therefore not everyone will be
using cloud computing as its not
an option for them.
Overall we think that in the future cloud computing will be bigger than it
is now, and evolve as much as it can, but we also think that it wont be
taking over completely. We think cloud computing VS software will be a
50/50 competition for obvious reasons such as some people don't trust
the internet with all their work, they don't want people to have access
to their personal files and so on...
In March 2010, Microsoft’s CEO, Steve Ballmer, referred to cloud computing as:
"For the cloud, we're all in" and further stating "About 75 percent of our folks are
doing entirely cloud based or entirely cloud inspired, a year from now that will be 90