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Connecting to the cloud

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Michelle Carmichael

on 13 November 2013

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Transcript of Connecting to the cloud

What is cloud computing?
Cloud computing is the practice of using a network of remote servers hosted on the Internet to store, manage, and process data, rather than a local server or a personal computer.
Types of cloud computing

Service providers provide the general public with access to manage , process and store data by the use of network servers which may be far away in distance via the internet.
This service may be free or individuals are given the option of pay as you go services .

Public cloud
Private cloud
Whereas the public cloud allows the general public access to manage, process and store data by the use of network servers.
The private cloud only allows a specified group of people access to it. Fire walls are use to provide security along with other methods.

Hybrid hosting
May be defined as the process where a private, community or public cloud are joined together. A large percentages of businesses use the hybrid cloud because of the access it gives to users, allowing them to use public servers to store data at a cheap cost and additionally the private cloud can store confidential information pertaining to the businesses, clientele, finance and other data that may become a liability if it is obtained by the wrong individual. This is a very important aspect of the private cloud In the hybrid cloud - to protect the business.

Benefits of cloud computing.

Cost efficient- Traditional desktop software costs companies a lot in terms of finance.
Buying servers, setting aside valuable business space that require special security & precise cooling systems as well as paying licensing fees for multiple users, all of which can prove to be very expensive.
The cloud on the other hand, is available at much cheaper rates. Hence lower the company’s IT costs.


Faster to get started- With traditional IT apps took months to setup before it began running.
In cloud computing it takes only a few seconds to start running .
You login, customize and start using it.
Automatic updates- this gives companies performance, security enhancements and new features automatically free of cost.
Pay-as-you-use- with cloud computing you only pay for the IT services you use or as you use them in the form of a subscription.

Backup and Recovery- the length of downtime per disaster recovery for non-cloud users were 8 hours whereas cloud-users were 2 hours, nearly 4 times faster.
Non-cloud users may depend on traditional time-consuming tape and backup methods, with complex recovery paths for their disaster recovery plan. Companies that use cloud from tape backups prevents data loss such as media expatriation, human error and so forth making faster online backup and recovery time.

Security- 24/7 monitoring includes: email support and specialized hotline that runs 24/7 for critical issues. The 24/7 monitoring ensures that the services are constantly monitored making sure that services are performing at their peak at all times.
Scalability- cloud computing allows your business to easily upscale or downscale your IT requirements as and when required. It allows you to alter your pan due to fluctuation in business. For example, most cloud service providers will allow you to increase your existing resources to accommodate increased business needs or changes. This will allow you to support your business growth but also unexpected growth without expensive changes to your existing IT systems.
Environmental friendly

Flexible- cloud computing allows you to be more flexible- both in and out of the workplace. Employees can access and share files using web-based enabled devices such as smart phones laptops, tablets and so forth.

Storage- unlimited storage

Accessibility-it can be accessed anywhere from any device that is connected to the internet.

Increased competition- small businesses can now compete because the can now afford to host their software.


Disadvantages of cloud computing

A community cloud
May be defined as a specific group of people who have relations with the same type of business or interest. It is multi-tenancy which basically means that the specific group of people in the community share the same software and application servers, in some cases a member in the community may have their own soft ware because the tenancy is a singular one.

Ways to cloud compute
IaaS - Infrastructure as a Service
PaaS - Platform as a service
SaaS - Software as a service
Presented by:
Michelle Carmichael ID#413000668
Shanice Harewood ID# 413002648
Fiona Depeiza ID# 407002420
Shakira Roachford ID# 413002256
Jakita Stuart ID#412000909


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