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What is Cloud Computing


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Cloud computing
__________ is internet-based computing in which large groups of remote servers are networked to allow sharing of data-processing tasks, centralized data storage, and online access to computer services or resources.
Cloud
A symbol used to represent of part of the network whose details are being ignored.
Cloud computing characteristics
Managed by the provider
Managed by the provider
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Flexible resource assignment
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Cloud bursting
Automatic failover to public cloud services when local resources are insufficient
Network accessible
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Sustainable
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Distributed application design
Uses a standardized API model allowing one computer to host an application while others could hold the data and perform secondary tasks
Cloud distributed application design
Location and type of hardware supporting Software applications can shift from moment to moment as Additional capacity is allocated or services are transferred between cloud provider data centers
Resource management automation
When demand nears capacity, cloud hosting software can identify need and respond by adding resources
Virtualized Computing Environments
Backbone of cloud computing
Multitenancy
use of server virtualization to better utilize cloud hosting servers by allowing multiple systems to run on a more powerful server
Cloud computing levels of service
Software as a service (SaaS)
Thin client
Only have basic OS, display device and input device