Cloud Computing

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This newest wave of ‘Cloud Computing’, if you haven’t notice, is wreaking havoc on the finances of our society. It’s doing this by shoehorning existing technologies (such as the ATM machine that replaced the four track recorder) into reorganised templates which, whenadditional services are added, can no longer be relied upon.

Cloud Computing takes its name from the days when, instead of using your valuable hard drive to store data, you ” subscribed” to services via the internet, only to find, at a later date, that your wholedrives worth wasallocated to one memory stick. Cloud computing is about, not databases or the like, but the virtualisation of data storage, increasingly used and abused to collectivate marketing statistics which you’ll only have the opportunity to study after a few years. To understand the concept, just follow the money. Cloud computing services are like electricity: you pay for what you need, and only pay for what you use.

cially, in order to maintain the peripherals of our lives, we must also be able to live without them. The moment we add new peripherals, new circumstances will arise which previously were not capable of being met. The new endeavour will beCapitaline. Characteristics of Cloud Computingin a nutshell include:

o rapid elasticity: -already existing technologies can be easily replaced by cloud computing tools

o consumption- oriented: – consumers do not need to own the actualcomputer, the cloud serviceownses it

o instantaneous availability of computing resources

o consumption-driven: – the resources owned by the cloud services can be consumed by multiple consumers simultaneously, in any geographical location

o accessibility -the door to the virtual environment is always open

o capacity – multiple consumers can access the same resources at the same time

o autonomic computing – the resources owned by the cloud are available anytime, need never be closed

o pay as you go: the resources owned by the cloud service provider are paid for by the consumer, the consumer can then free up storage space

o provisioning – the consumer does not own the final resources that are needed to be allocated

o trading costs: the resources that are left over after docking fees are paid

One other characteristic of cloud computing is the though the resources are shared globally, the actual processing takes place on a private network. Whilst this may seem like common sense, you would be surprised how many companies still use approaches which are older than the curve. With test management tools the resources can be provisioned on the public network – so the IT company can call upon them to perform maintenance and develop new products/services without any additional payments.

Cloud Computing is the future of IT and its continued development will drive IT costs down. The new IT generation is centred on using and understanding information technology to improve business. With the help of cloud and other new technologies, IT can become more responsive, more customer focused and more connected with its customers. Another aspect of cloud computing is Data Warehousing, this was initially developed for business use but is now common in almost all public and private companies.

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