A visible mass of condensed watery vapor floating in the atmosphere, typically high above the general level of the ground is a ‘Cloud’.
What we have heard yet was just the thing from the sky & actually, it is but when we think it technically it goes directly to very recent trends and technologies i.e ‘Cloud Technology’ also known as ‘Cloud Computing’.
Now arrives what exactly the Cloud Computing Is ?
“Cloud computing is a type of Internet-based computing that provides shared computer processing resources and data to computers and other devices on demand. It is a model for enabling ubiquitous, on-demand access to a shared pool of configurable computing resources,” says Wikipedia.
Computer networks, servers, storage, applications, and services are some of the examples. This provides users and enterprises with various capabilities to store and process their data in third-party data centers that may be located far from the user using it from the cities to the whole wide world.
Cloud computing is believed to have been invented by Joseph Carl Robnett Licklider in the 1960s with his work on ‘ARPANET’ The Advanced Research Projects Agency Network to connect people and data from anywhere at any time and after that, the trend so-called technologies went on increasing year by year to-day by day. According to International Data Corporation i.e IDC. the public cloud computing market is on pace to double over the next four years, climbing from around $70 billion in 2015 to more than $141 million by 2019.
That huge market offers a tremendous opportunity for those companies that establish themselves as leaders in the cloud computing space. Many Companies came made their business and are still in the top positions for a long.
Google has successfully launched its cloud computing platform, Google App Engine, back in 2011 to the crowd’s delight. Simply referred to as the App Engine, this cloud computing service hosts and allows development of web applications on Google-backed data centers. Each application is a sandbox, a security mechanism that protects it from malicious users, sites, and programs.
The App Engine is designed to automatically scale web applications as demand increases; it allows more resources automatically in order for the web application to sufficiently keep up with the demand. The cloud infrastructure of the App Engine makes system administration and development tasks a lot easier as it can handle hundreds of request per second and even further. For enterprises looking for a cloud computing solution that can quickly scale up to their requirements this 2016, Google is definitely the best bet.
In 2006, Amazon officially launched its cloud computing platform, the Amazon Web Services (AWS), which strongly caters to developers. A year after its launch, the AWS has quickly attracted hundreds of thousands of developers. AWS currently has high-profile clients like NASA, Pinterest, Netflix, and even the CIA, which shows how strongly dependable this cloud computing platform is.
AWS is operated from 12 geographical regions from across the globe which ensure that the web services still run smoothly despite disasters. Some of its most notable cloud computing products are the Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud and the Amazon Simple Storage Services, also known as EC2 and S3 respectively, which allows vast computing capacity that’s faster and cheaper than its physical counterpart. For companies looking for a developer-friendly cloud computing service, Amazon is the answer.
Originally named Windows Azure in its 2010 release, Microsoft Azure is a cloud computing platform that allows its users to build, release, and to manage electronic products and services while their data is being secured by data centers hosted and managed by Microsoft and their accredited partners.
Microsoft Azure supports various programming languages, tools, and frameworks which mean you don’t have to undergo major changes just to enjoy the powerful advantage of being in the cloud. Microsoft’s Azure Active Directory and Rights Management are top-notch security features that would put security-anxious enterprises at ease, making Microsoft as one of the top cloud computing service providers you should definitely look into this 2016.
It’s a huge topic to be discussed in fact a wave in the IT Firm will be covering it in coming blogs but this time to the next level.
Article Written By : Saurabh Sharma
Guidance : Sir Abhijit Powar
Head of Department (HOD)