Cloud Computing:Ultimate Home of All Computing Resources
Lecturer, Dept of Information and Communication Technology, Fakir Mohan University, Balasore, Odisha, India
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Cloud computing is the latest computing paradigm, has opened up numerous avenues, which were not explored or harnessed in the best possible manner. The two key promises of this model are ease of use and cost effectiveness. It promises to change the way people use computing resources. Using Internet as the backbone, cloud computing asserts that it is possible to provide computing as a “utility” to end users “as and when needed” basis. Cloud computing has a potential to serve users of all kinds: individual users, institutions, industry at large. This paper covers issues such nature and scope of cloud computing, its applications, business rationale etc. Cloud computing is a business model that harnesses the web as the ultimate business platform. Cloud computing is impregnated with immense potential for array of practical applications. The model is expected to make computing needs available via web on retail basis and is called cloud computing. Cloud computing intends to make the Internet the ultimate home of all computing resources – for storage , computations, applications and allow end user to available them in quantities of choice, location of their preferences, for duration of their liking. Web becomes the store for all computing needs.