- 06 Mar , 2013
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If you haven’t considered cloud as a platform for your solution yet, there could not be a better time.
Cloud computing refers to the use of computing resources (hardware and software) that are deliveredas a service over a network, typically Internet. It is the next major computing trend to positively effectour enterprise and business needs as well as personal lifestyles.
Cloud computing can be divided into four main categories: public cloud, private cloud, community cloudand hybrid cloud. In a public cloud, computing resources are dynamically provisioned over the Internet.A private cloud infrastructure is often maintained for a specific organization while a community cloudallows multiple organizations accessing the infrastructure based on similar needs. Hybrid clouds on theother hand are models of multiple internal and external cloud providers within one cloud infrastructure.
With cloud computing, companies lease their digital assets, and their employees don’t know thelocation of the computers, data centers, applications, and databases that they’re using. These resourcesare just “in the cloud” somewhere. This results in a significant workload shift. Local computers no longerhave to do all the heavy lifting when it comes to running applications. The network of computers thatmake up the cloud handles them instead.
The benefits of cloud computing include reduced capital expenditure and the cost of managing it,device and location independence and increased reliability making it suitable for business continuityand disaster recovery. Perhaps, the biggest benefit of cloud computing is the scalability and elasticityit offers. It is possible to scale from 100s of users on your website or portal to millions seamlessly viadynamic (“on-demand”) provisioning of resources on a fine-grained, self-service basis near real-time,without users having to engineer for peak loads.
Understanding the benefits of cloud computing are as important as selecting the right cloud for yoursolution. Daffodil Software offers cloud solutions that precisely match your requirements.