In this report I will be looking at cloud computing, I will begin with an overview of cloud computing. I will then look at the advantages that cloud computing brings to the table. Lastly I will be looking at the concerns that people have with cloud computing.
What is Cloud Computing?
Cloud computing is computing that involves a larger number of computers that are connected over a communication network such as the internet or access and storing data over the internet instead of your hard drive. There are four main types of cloud private, public, community and Hybrid.
Private cloud is an infrastructure that operated within a single business or organization firewall. There ...view middle of the document...
An example of hybrid cloud is a company using an external cloud to hold archived data but keep the operational data customer on the internal cloud.
Advantages of Cloud computing
I researched into the different advantages that cloud computing can bring to both to end users and business of all sizes. The advantages I found were:
• Reduced IT Costs
• Business Continuity
• Ease of access
• Quick deployment and updates
• Environmentally friendly
The biggest advantage of cloud computing is the reduced IT Cost need to run your computer system. You will no longer have to support the infrastructure or need the knowledge necessary to develop and maintain the system, as this burden in now in the hands of the cloud computing provider. It also eliminates the need to invest in stand-alone software and servers. It leaves business to focus on their core business by outsourcing their entire IT infrastructure.
When using cloud computing you can scale up or scale down your operation and storage needs quickly to suit the situation. Rather than purchasing and installing expensive upgrades into your own computer system which can saves you time and money. The cloud can accommodate and store more data than a personal computer, in a way offers you almost unlimited storage capacity.
Protecting the data and system is important part of business continuity planning. If the worst dose comes to pass your data will be secure on the cloud computing so that it can be recovered...