There is lot of debate about cloud computing in recent times and its impact on IT landscape. By the way “cloud computing “what it is? Is it one more service like many others being offered? No; it is lot more than that. It advocates an approach that can help organizations to improve their standing in competitive business, quickly and effectively utilizing least capital resources at the same time with added flexibility unlike other competing technologies, cloud is as much about business, as it is about technology.
This series of articles on “cloud computing” provide an opportunity to learn important aspects of cloud computing in a systematic step by step manner.
Part 1: Cloud Computing Demystified, we will be looking at the cloud definition and different types of delivery and deployment models, Case studies of IaaS and PaaS providers / Organizations working on cloud standards and survey results are included.
Part 2, Mobile Cloud Computing we will have a look at how our life will change when Cloud Computing converges with Mobile Computing, yet another emerging technology paradigm.
Subsequent parts will address the other important areas like Cloud Security and Governance. Security and Governance aspects play key role in deciding process of organizations whether or not an organization should venture into cloud computing.
While several open questions remain unanswered in current situation like cloud standards, security and the service availability, business benefits like increased agility and reduced costs are too compelling And with many new service providers coming up with solutions to the already identified issues including one based on Virtualization (a key enabling technology in response to customers concerns ), it is only a matter of time before every organization in the face of earth will have a foot print in cloud computing arena.