Questions about Cloud Computing?

Hi everyone there are lots of points that i can't understand in cloud computing. First of all, how companies are using this tech? Are they using skydrive, icloud? secondly, what is windows azure? and thirdly, how people can use the programmes that are in the cloud?

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  • 7 years ago
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    Cloud computing just means that most of the data processing/storage is conducted on the server rather than locally on your computer.

    Skydrive is definitely a cloud application but I don't think it is popular in the enterprise (not even sure if there is an enterprise version).

    People use programmes that are "in the cloud" quite often. When you read email using yahoo mail or gmail you are using a cloud application which is conducting its data processing mostly on the server.

    You just need an interface (e.g. a webpage, desktop client) to allow you to access that functionality from the client.

    Azure, Google App Engine etc... are just platforms that make it easier to develop, host and deploy cloud applications. They come with a set of tools, apis and libraries that make it much easier to develop cloud based applications than starting from scratch on your own hardware.

    Hope this helps!

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  • SK
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    7 years ago

    A web-based service, cloud computing on a general note refers to activities that take place in a space accessible to many people at once rather than workings in a local / remote computer. The ease of shifting workload onto a bigger space is there but there is more to it. Consider buying a software for your business, however you forgot to check if the license of usage remains valid every time a new hire joins. In another incident, some of the software might need additional applications for full functionality and it leads to making separate purchases of those apps. Such cases are made redundant when it is cloud computing system.

    Companies are using this technology to solve all the problems related with mass using, instances of some of which are mentioned above. Moreover, since this service is providing for the storage and working space, the threat of viruses, malwares affecting the data has gone to great lows. With a username and valid authentication, the way data used to be managed and exploited for businesses have changed drastically through cloud computing systems.

    Windows Azure is a platform facilitating cloud computing as a global service, just like Google App Engine as well as Amazon AWS.

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  • 3 years ago

    Azure, Google App Engine etc... are just platforms that make it easier to develop, host and deploy cloud applications. They come with a set of tools, apis and libraries that make it much easier to develop cloud based applications than starting from scratch on your own hardware.

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  • 3 years ago

    Cloud computing is computing wherein centers and storage are provided over the internet(Cloud). It enables you to apply data and purposes over the internet(Cloud). Technically cloud potential internet......... have been given the image !!??

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