Cloud computing has definitely seen a steep rise over the years, with most of the organisations and users finding the viability of cloud as an imperative part of their social lives. There has been a huge expansion in the adoption of cloud services over the last few years as more and more organisations implement their core business processes over to the cloud. Moreover developers have also started to see this as a feasible option to have back end data sync support.
Microsoft recently also unveiled its plans that many consumer have been waiting for eagerly to help them get onto cloud computing along with the robust office architecture of the company. What is interesting to know is the fact that microsoft has implemented a form of hybrid cloud service, which can be used by large enterprises as well as small business as per their requirement. It will also make it easy for organisations to use auxiliary cloud services through standard Windows Server management. this is highly vital for those enterprises that use, core microsoft services at their backend.
Google and amazon have also been pushing cloud services among business as well as users. But it has been seen that still there are many who are reluctant of incorporating these public cloud services. Privacy and security issues are among the top most priorities of users which is why they feel reluctant to get the cloud journey underway on their own. This is why most of the organisations prefer to implement a private cloud under their own IT infrastructure which is difficult to manage and cumbersome, but provides that extra security as all of the data access is done under the corporate firewall. Microsoft in that aspect has gone a step further by implementing a hybrid cloud with Windows Server, System Center and the Windows Server systems management console running in a virtual cloud.
But at the end of the day the biggest issue on mind is that which type of cloud cloud services is ideal for the end user. The transition to cloud computing brings along with it some issues as well as well as viability factors. The elimination of IT maintenance is a huge factor after the evolution of SaaS (software as a service), PaaS (platform as a service) and IaaS (infrastructure as a service). It is a known fact that no data is ever completely secure, which is why the viability of cloud computing get interesting as it definitely provide an extra leverage to the organisation to increase productivity.
Cloud computing has been dominating the overall aspect of tech sphere as more and more enterprises are coming forward and incorporating cloud into their core business processes. This is the reason why similarly sounding but confoundingly different something-as-a-service acrostic keeps weighting up. Cloud computing holds virtual networks which can be accessed from anywhere, at any time, using any device. Besides these shared features there are also many different clouds that operate in heavily disparate manner.
There exist three most common cloud models, SaaS (software as a service), PaaS (Platform as as Service), and IaaS (Infrastructure as a Service). All the three provides top notch but certainly varying beneficiaries to the users. SaaS (software as a service), enchants mostly to the cloud services delivered to the end user. While on the other hand IaaS (infrastructure as a service) and PaaS (platform as a service) provides a more holistic approach. But overall there is a very thin line between the three services making it very difficult to device between them.
Software as a service – In this service end user doesn’t have to install cloud’s infrastructure on device or any of its application. Rather, the cloud network’s infrastructure and applications are manipulated and maintained by the cloud administrator and anyone with the credentials required to enter the network can access those via virtual machines.
Examining Facebook or email is perhaps the best way to understand how the SaaS model operates. To access the network, there is no need to download a program to device, only a way onto the internet and valid login information will let you in. The device used to access is not linked with the stuff including photos, contacts, saved game progress, chats you run while logged in.
Platform as a service – In this service the software applications can be loaded, stored and run on PaaS cloud, which is a virtual platform. This cloud is mainly used to reduce the need of hardware for running software applications. Infact the virtual computing platform is offered by the provider under the PaaS model and users are sole proprietors of development, running their own software.
PaaS cloud is highly effective because the platform is flexible, and is a cost saving measure in itself. It scales to meet the demands implemented by the amount of software loaded on to it. To better understand the functionality of PaaS model, take it as a physical chunk of hardware that expands and contracts based on the storage space required by the user.
Infrastructure as a service – In this service, all the applications and cloud’s infrastructure is installed and maintained by the user itself. Virtual machines via hypervisor are used to access the cloud which is linked to the cloud provider’s data centers. Under this system, users are charged with operating the cloud; while storage demands are highly elevated as many virtual machines can take over physical devices.
Overall the three models have given a huge flexibility to the enterprises as they are able to manage their resource in a more systematic manner while encompassing on real time information sharing.
It is an era of transformations as more and more tech companies are trying to leverage their products on innovation and drive growth. Microsoft in that aspect has been all over the place, with its recently launched metro styled UI, in which it tried to unify desktop as well as mobile platform. Windows 8 has not been a huge success in that matter, as most users found it hard to get accustomed to the new UI. There were very few takers for the new OS and many believed that Microsoft has gone way too ahead with its reinvention.
There is no denying the fact that technology is moving at a very fast pace and it is has made it imperative for companies to stay in sync with the latest trends to avoid redundancies. After the not so successful launch of windows 8, Microsoft has been working on the next version of Windows codenamed “Blue”. There are huge expectations from this version as many believe that Microsoft would refute back to the start menu style UI or at least incorporate start menu inside Metro style.
In addition to the next version of Windows known as Windows Blue, Microsoft is also working on something called Mohoro, which is a whole new concept in desktop computing. It has been found time and again that end users have started to prefer SaaS model (Software as a service) which reduces overall cost of ownership of the product.
Microsoft is taking that approach to a whole new level offering the next version of Windows remotely over the network giving it a desktop as a service model. This means that users will be able to grab the windows over the internet and beam it on to their devices. Although there are no more details known, desktop as a service is a model that can see a promising future as more and more services go over to cloud. google has already worked in that aspect by launching their chromebook that works on the same principle.
This would allow end users to use the operating system irrespective of the device constraints. Users are trying to diminish the device centric approach and work towards software centric model. This is highly vitas due to the fact that everything is in the cloud which phases out the hassle to manage hardware.
There are many vendors like Desktone and VMware who have worked on the same concept of providing desktop as a service over the cloud. Nut microsoft has taken it a step further offering a full version of Windows as a service.
The mobile cloud computing technology is moving in top gear as the market has begun to adopt the trends followed by benefits of using cloud computing. Cloud computing vendors incorporated with the next generation of software are getting practical in managing the hardware and software resources for end users.
One of the major factor that is impacting the everyday life of user is the ease of sharing the files, photos, games and music on the go across various devices. It is entirely new concept where technology allows routing all the data and files at the centralized location on the internet which is accessible from any internet enabled device.
There is no denying the fact that cloud computing applications are highly proficient and add a lot of value in terms of performance. Cloud computing is changing the user’s online behaviour, and the speed of the way they work in real time, severely moulding the information overload that is the internet in a more prominent and enhanced manner.
With the hyped efficiency of cloud computing services processing and transferring data from server to server with the rate faster than even a millisecond. Cloud computing is delivering some impeccable advantages and by taking benefits of developments in social media space, it has given access to sophisticated analytical abilities. Businesses are now heavily using data from social media platforms in combination with cloud based information resources to get improved insights on innovations, potential services and customer needs.
In other words, to move to clouds is to save money and time both including the ability to gain achievement to immediately improve processes. Cloud computing is reforming the IT industry, reason behind this is not only because it offers robust technology solutions at variety of price points.
Apple has revolutionized the mobile industry and has again come up with a smart phone iPhone 4S with extra ordinary features. icloud is the most discussed thing in the latest version of IOS 5. Apple’s new mobile operating system helps you to store documents, music, photos , email, contacts and calendars on a server which alleviates you to use your data on any screen you will be using. Its an automatic and effortless solution to manage your stuff.
It is reliable and secure to store your data there as high data security is provided. Available to your iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Mac, or PC. The calendors, contacts and emails are kept updated across all your devices. icloud just does everything for you.
With these technical advancements, Apple might have thought of this iCloud. The idea behind the apple’s iCloud is a topic of discussion and that is to say.
One of the logic behind the birth of Apples Cloud can be the charges. For using iCloud, charges can be applied and why not as the drive is in the sky.
Everyone wants to win this race , as the Google is offering many products in cloud , so to keep itself in race Apple needed to launch iCloud.
Another reason for it can be their hardware business. If one wish to change his computer then he needs to transfer the data to another computer first and that is really hectic. But this hassle is removed if you have iCloud with you. Getting your stuff from one computer to another is so easy with no other headaches.
Whatever the reasons are behing the introduction of iCloud, it is of no doubt that iPhone 4S is going to be the most spectacular smart phone with excellent features.