There is a huge Buzz about NeXt generation Cloud computing these days, But what is it exactly? everyone is asking the same question. the thing is that you are already in the cloud. Yes if you have a basic Web mail Account or Facebook account , you are already experiencing the cloud computing.
No doubt Google and social networking sites like facebook have taken the cloud computing to completely new level.
What is Cloud Computing?
Cloud computing is Internet-based computing, whereby shared resources, software and information are provided to computers and other devices on-demand, like electricity.
In Simple words Cloud Computing is a Computing in which services and storage are provided over the Internet (or “cloud”). in another words Cloud Computing is a technology used to access services offered on the Internet cloud. For example: The use of a Web services such as Flickr, Google Docs, Jing (video screencapture service) to perform the functions(editing) that were traditionally done with software installed on an individual computer.
Why Cloud-computing is better way to run your business?
Cloud computing is a better way to run your business. Instead of running your apps yourself, they run on a shared data center. When you use any app that runs in the cloud, you just log in, customize it, and start using it. That’s the power of cloud computing. Businesses are running all kinds of apps in the cloud these days, like CRM, HR, accounting, and custom-built apps. Cloud-based apps can be up and running in a few days they cost less, because you don’t need to pay for all the people, products, and facilities to run them.
Why Cloud Computing is Dangerous?
Normally Cloud Computing services are free. for example services like Facebook and Gmail are totally “free, But at the same time they also cannot assure you that your data will be secure Because of the simple fact that cloud computing services are shared among people and could be shut down at any time.
The basic fact that you’re sharing data with others is a huge security risk. For example, If I have my server with my data than at least I know that I can protect my data, but if I mix my data with hundreds of servers storing others data as well and if there might be one bug in any application, that will allow a virus to move to the others and thus affecting my data.
IT security expert Richard Stallman says:
“One reason you should not use web applications to do your computing is that you lose control, It’s just as bad as using a proprietary program. Do your own computing on your own computer with your copy of a freedom-respecting program. If you use a proprietary program or somebody else’s web server, you’re defenseless. You’re putty in the hands of whoever developed that software.”
Now you Decide, do you wanna live your life in Clouds??