An Introduction. Cloud computing, or rather “The Cloud” is a type of Internet-based computing,” where different services — such as servers, storage and applications —are delivered to an organization’s computers and devices through the Internet [Ref. 1]; a way of simultaneously sharing resources to many users and businesses by delivering apps over the Internet. The time of conventional spending on IT infrastructure is changing and moving to a model of ubiquitous accessibility of resources, by moving away from buying systems to renting them. For example, an expensive business app is delivered quickly over the Internet simultaneously to multiple users at much lower cost. An example that illustrates this very well is the option of working from home… you don’t have to go into the office to grab a file. You can share stuff with anyone across any device. These apps come with added security features, speed and are scalable.
We’ve included a video that defines what the Cloud really is [Ref. 2]. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ae_DKNwK_ms
Some of the best Cloud infrastructure providers in the US are Apple, Microsoft, Amazon, Google, IBM and Dropbox.
In India, some of the cloud service providers are: Infosys – Bangalore, TCS – Mumbai, Wipro Technologies – New Delhi, Zenith InfoTech – Mumbai, Synapse India – Noida, App Point – Bangalore and CtrlS – Hyderabad.
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- Webopedia http://www.webopedia.com/TERM/C/cloud_computing.html
- Youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ae_DKNwK_ms