Cloud Computing and Network Access

Cloud computing is a model for creating convenient, on-demand network access to a pool of configurable computing resources (e.g., networks, servers, storage, applications, and services) that rapidly fixes with minimal management effort or service provider interaction.

What You Need to Know
  • This Cloud Computing network model promotes the availability of five essential characteristics.
  • (On-demand self-service, Broad network access, Resource pooling, Rapid elasticity, Measured Service)
  • Three service models include the following list. (Cloud Software as a Service (SaaS), Cloud Computing Platform as a Service (PaaS), Cloud Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS))
  • And, four deployment models (Private cloud, Cloud Community cloud, Public cloud, Hybrid cloud).

In conclusion, key enabling could computing technologies include (1) fast wide-area networks, (2) powerful, inexpensive server computers, and (3) high-performance virtualization for commodity hardware. Other articles on the topic can be found here.

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