By Gaurav Pradhan
There are all these questions flying around companies, institutes, and business like – What is Cloud ? Are we on Cloud ? Is it good to be on Cloud ? Hope I will be able to answer those questions soon enough.
‘Cloud Computing’ is virtually everywhere nowadays.
Cloud stands for a storage space on internet on which data can be stored and accessed from any internet device. You don’t need to keep all the data on your computer’s hard drive anymore. You have Cloud which follows you and you can access it through internet. But that is not the efficient utilization for Cloud. Cloud is capable of much more than that.
Cloud which is applicable in terms of business, it is very different. There are businesses which choose to access Software-as-a-service (SaaS), which basically software package subscription which is accessible via Internet. There are also businesses which have its own customizable applications suited for usage by the company through Platform-as-a-service (PaaS). Infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) has become really popular among businesses as it can help lease the systems of bigger companies who ‘rent it out’.
Cloud Computing has grown big and it is going to be bigger. It is expected that it will be able to generate revenue of around $ 100 Billion a year.
Some well-known Cloud service providers are:
Google Drive is a pure Cloud service consisting of its online storage and apps. It is integrated along all your devices via your Gmail account. The applications are completely synced to the account.
This Cloud serves the purpose for online storage and synchronizing your mails, contacts, calendar and more. The data can be accessed via your iOS, Mac OS, or Windows device. It also stores media files.
Amazon Cloud Drive
Amazon has this cloud service for storing the music purchased from Amazon.
There are also some more cloud services like Box, Dropbox & SugarSync, which help in synchronizing your storage in PC with the cloud and allowing it to access and share with people via Internet.
As Cloud has entered in our lives, it has really set us free – Free from big devices, Mobility at your fingertips. Cloud has made our lives a lot easier and data synchronizing faster, ultimately leading to better management and higher working efficiency.
(Author is a Management student of IIM Bangalore having an experience in Manufacturing Industry, Follow On Twitter @GauravToYou)
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