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Cloud Computing 2010

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Cloud Computing 2010

  1. 1. Cloud Computing George South
  2. 2. 1. Introduction <ul><li>Cloud Computing is a general term referring to storage and applications which are attached to the internet – the cloud </li></ul><ul><li>The idea of using remote servers to store data and host applications is not new </li></ul><ul><li>The cloud technology is attractive to companies who don’t have their own IT support </li></ul>
  3. 3. 2. Introduction <ul><li>Many cloud applications are available today from companies such as Amazon, Google, IBM, Microsoft etc </li></ul><ul><li>These relate to online storage and computing services etc </li></ul>
  4. 4. 3. Introduction <ul><li>If your computer is stolen the information is safely stored on a secure server </li></ul><ul><li>The ideas are not new – currently 69% of computer users in the USA use cloud features e.g. remote email </li></ul><ul><li>BitTorrent and Skype are obvious examples of cloud computing </li></ul>
  5. 5. 4. Amazon – S3 <ul><li>Amazon S3 - simple storage system </li></ul><ul><li>Amazon S3 provides a simple web services interface that can be used to store and retrieve any amount of data, at any time, from anywhere on the web </li></ul><ul><li>It gives any developer access to the same highly scalable, reliable, fast, inexpensive data storage infrastructure that Amazon uses to run its own global network of web sites </li></ul><ul><li>Supports the SOAP protocol </li></ul>
  6. 6. 5. Google Apps <ul><li>Based around Google Mail </li></ul><ul><li>Collaboration tools for office and campus </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Word processing </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Spreadsheet </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Calendar </li></ul></ul><ul><li>A document can easily be imported into Google Docs and then uploaded to the cloud </li></ul><ul><li>Co-workers can share this online copy of each doc, spreadsheet or presentation </li></ul>
  7. 7. 6. Google Android <ul><li>This is a mobile phone operating system which is integrated into the cloud </li></ul>
  8. 8. 7. Microsoft <ul><li>The Azure Services platform is a major initiative by Microsoft into cloud computing </li></ul>
  9. 9. 8. Windows Azure <ul><li>Windows Azure is a cloud services operating system that serves as the development, service hosting, and service management environment for the Azure Services Platform </li></ul><ul><li>Windows Azure provides developers with on-demand compute and storage to host and manage web applications on the internet through Microsoft data centres </li></ul>
  10. 10. 10. Development <ul><li>Windows Azure fully supports Microsoft Web technologies such as ASP.NET, Internet Information Services, and Visual Studio 2008 </li></ul><ul><li>Developers can immediately use their existing skills to efficiently create, test, deploy, manage & monetize web services </li></ul>
  11. 11. 11. Standards Based Platform <ul><li>Windows Azure supports popular standards and protocols including SOAP, REST, and XML </li></ul><ul><li>Also supports Eclipse, Ruby, PHP, and Python etc </li></ul>
  12. 13. Developing a cloud application <ul><li>“http:// mediadl.microsoft.com/mediadl/www/a/azure/helloCloud.wmv &quot; </li></ul>

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