Tuesday, 3 September 2013

Future Of Computing: Cloud Computing Solutions

What is cloud computing and how it works?

The "cloud computing" is a relatively new concept appeared, but whose beginnings go back a few years, especially in the technology of grid computing, used for scientific computing.

Cloud computing refers to the use of memory and computational capabilities of computers and servers around the world and linked by a network such as the Internet. Users of the cloud may well have a significant and scalable computing power.

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Cloud computing, a marketable product?

Yes, this technique is becoming a business. The entire computing power and memory, designed as a offered as a service to customers by a business tool is announced by some professionals as the ultimate stage of industrialization data centers.

Just like the electrical power a century ago, the computing power and storage of information would be available for consumption by specialized companies.Therefore, companies would no longer need to own servers, but entrust this resource to a company that would ensure their computing power and storage on demand.

A software layer resource management and programming tools is also offered by the owners of this cloud and in order to make usable by the largest number of these computing resources.

It is in this context that the online software such as collaborative action can be seen as the tip software part of this new way of designing IT. Similarly, the operating system could be offered remotely. On this point, virtualization technologies, very fashionable at the moment, could fit right in with the concept of cloud computing.

In terms of hardware, the computing power and storage is no longer needed locally or on the computer, we can assume that the client terminals such light may be sufficient to the needs of users. This new material offers could be as HaaS (Hardware as a Service), that is to say the material, inexpensive, could also be offered by companies to use package.

To some extent, SaaS (Software as a Service) is a harbinger of this new way of thinking and practice of computing.

Advantages of cloud computing for the user

As the use of IT infrastructure is seen as a service, the customer does not have to worry about the operation thereof. In addition, the agility and flexibility of supply allows the user to have the computing power he wants when he wants, without having to buy power units and calculation that not used as is the case today with computers and data centers that are owned companies.

Cloud computing, end of the DSI?

With an outsourced IT offer business managers may be induced to move from one house to make ISD call to an external service provider. Still, the issues of privacy and quality of service compared with the cost of the service may be the subject of much attention from policy makers to choose or not to outsource the all of their IT resources.

Who are the actors who seize this concept and the technology?

Amazon was one of the first companies to offer through its tools S3 (Simple Storage Service) and EC2 (Elastic Compute Cloud) storage and computing power driven IT infrastructure for customers. The newspaper The New York Times is also Amazon S3 client uses for its online archive.

Google is the great champion of cloud computing. The company started its activities in this area with Google 101 project, and in order to create a network between universities for research. Today, the cloud program, in partnership with IBM, tends to create data centers, called clusters, a power never hitherto achieved.

And some large companies in the world of computing have decided to take the plunge. Sun Microsystems has announced that by 2015, all of the data centers of the company will be virtualized by third parties under a cloud.

Other actors, including EMC Corporation, actor infrastructure software, engage in acquisition strategies and outsourced growth for developing cloud computing services. EMC is for example to buy Pi Corporation, a young editor management solutions personal information online, based in Seattle.
HP itself offers a printing service through its own cloud, called CloudPrint.

So, when the arrival of this technology in business? It's coming soon. The Forrester study announced that cloud computing will penetrate the enterprise market by a year or two.