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Cloud Computing for Business

Businesses cannot afford to ignore the importance of Cloud Computing. It has become the gateway to obtaining competitive advantage since the technology increases productivity. This chapter takes a look at the benefits of Cloud Computing to businesses, the risks associated...
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Cloud Computing Challenges

Availability It may seem ironical to discuss availability as a major challenge of Cloud Computing. After all, isn’t Cloud Computing the most preferred solution when dealing with availability? The assumption that many of us make is that mirrored data, great.....
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Cloud Computing Types

There are different types of Cloud Computing. This chapter discusses each of these, splitting them into two main categories: service layers and deployment models. Service Layers Similar to an onion, the cloud is made up of layers. There are three...
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Cloud Computing Essential Characteristics

This chapter takes a look at all the essential characteristics of Cloud Computing, including: elasticity, scalability, resource pooling, flexible pricing models, service layers, and ubiquitous network access. Elasticity & Scalability Elasticity refers to t...
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What is Cloud Computing

The chapter covers all the basic information to ease understanding of Cloud Computing technology. It touches on what Cloud Computing is, the shift from computing to Cloud Computing, how IT has become a utility, and the advantages and drawbacks of...
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