Cloud computing - the future

What is cloud computing?

Cloud computing is a type of Internet-based computing, which provides shared computer processing resources and data to computers and other devices. 

It is a model for enabling ubiquitous, on-demand access to a shared pool of configurable computing resources (for examples computer networks, servers, storage, applications and services) which can be rapidly provisioned and released with minimum management effort.

As a hope for the Internet, 'the cloud' is a familiar cliché, but when combined with 'computing', the meaning
gets bigger and frizzier. Cloud computing doesn't have any subscription based or pay per use service that, in real time over the Internet, extends IT's existing capabilities.

Goal of cloud computing:

 Cloud computing bring users and enterprises with various abilities to store and process their data in third-party data centres that may be situated far from the user - ranging in distance from across a town to across the world. 

Cloud computing depends on sharing of resources to accomplish coherence and economy of scale, similar to a utility (like the electricity grid) over an electricity network.

The objective of cloud computing deals with application of high-performance computing power, normally used by military and research facilities, even perform millions of computations per second.

Working of cloud computing:

In a cloud computing system, there's a drastic workload shift. Local computers no longer have to do all the bulky stuffs, when it comes to operating applications. 

The only thing required by the user's computer is to be able to run in the cloud computing system's interface software, which is quite ease as Web browser and the rest of all is managed by the cloud computers.

Advocates of cloud computing claim that it allows companies to reduce upfront infrastructure costs
(e.g. purchasing servers).

 It also enables organisations to focus on their core businesses followed by reducing the time spent and money on computer infrastructure. 

It is also claimed by the proponents that cloud computing allows enterprises to make a raise in their applications' quality and runs faster with improvement in manageability and less maintenance, and also enables Information Technology teams to adjust resources a little more and to meet fluctuating and unpredictable business demands.

 As the foundation of cloud computing is a broader concept of infrastructure and shared services ,companies can scale up as per the need. 

Recent developments of cloud computing in india:

In 2013, A report says that cloud computing had rised up as a highly demanded service or utility because it has high computing power, cheap cost of services, high performance, scalability, accessibility and availability as well. 

Just a few years back, companies have started to rent servers and storage and prevent purchasing hardware and
running it at huge costs and with more organisations especially those that rely on India's outsourcing infrastructure and to transfer some of their IT works into the cloud, companies such as Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), Infosys and Wipro have stepped out to facilitate that shift. They have been the mediator between owner and renter. 

IT research and advisory firm Gartner estimates that in India alone the market for cloud-based scrvices will rise up by a third to $557 million this year and more than triple by 2018.


Cloud computing will become even more prominent in the upcoming years, with the rapid growth of major global cloud data centres as per the prediction of experts. 

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