Could someone explain cloud computing to me?

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I need someone to explain the fundamental principles behind cloud computing. Please also explain some of the benefits get from using cloud computing. Can Individual also use this facility or it is specifically designed for business enterprises. What are the downsides to cloud computing? If there are any disadvantages at present, could these be rectified easily?

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Answered By 0 points N/A #189448

Could someone explain cloud computing to me?


Hi Alex I Fee,

I will inform you further on the advantages and disadvantages of cloud computing.

Cloud computing is the use of remote servers (computers) to store data and execute programs. This means that the data and programs will not be installed on your personal computer, instead, they will be stored on other computers. This means you do not have to use your personal computer to access and manage your data. Any computer that is connected to the internet could be used by you to manage your files regardless of where you are located.

Cloud computing is used by both individuals and businesses. A very clear example of cloud computing is the use of email servers such as Yahoo! or Hotmail. The emails are not stored on your personal computer, they are stored on the servers of the email service provider.


Here are some advantages of cloud computing:

1. Your files are accessible to you regardless of your location. Once you have a computer connected to the internet, you can access and manage your data.

2. It costs you less. This is due to the fact that you do not need to buy expensive hardware to store your data. All storage is done on remote servers.

On the other hand, here are some DISADVANTAGES of cloud computing:

1. Security concerns,

As with all computer related activities, could computing is not without its fair share of risks and challenges. Since files are stored via the internet, hackers may attempt to access and steal personal information.

The only possible solution to this problem is the use of strong encryption software to ensure that the files are only accessible to those authorized to view them.

2. Reliability of the remote servers.

Another factor that negatively affects cloud computing is the reliability of the servers used to store your data. Since the data is stored on your personal computer, any outages on the side of the remote servers will mean that you will not be able to access your data until that issue is resolved. This can be inconvenient, especially if you need to access your files urgently.

A possible solution to this problem, is, to store the data you use most frequently on your personal computer. This means that even if the remote servers are down for a while, you will still be able to access your most important files.

As mentioned earlier, cloud computing has its fair share of advantages and risks. Consider the 'ups' and 'downs' of this modern technology and be guided accordingly.

Thank you

Answered By 10 points N/A #189449

Could someone explain cloud computing to me?



How are you? Cloud computing is a type of computing that depends on sharing computing resources rather than having local servers or personal devices to handle applications. Cloud computing refers to “a type of internet-based computing”, where different services such as servers, storage and applications are delivered to the computers of an organization and devices through the Internet. Cloud computing is analogous to grid computing. It is a type of computing where unexploited processing cycles of all computers in a network are tied together to solve problems too exhaustive for any individual machine. The objective of cloud computing is to pertain traditional supercomputing or high-performance computing power to perform tens of trillions of computations per second. To do this, cloud computing uses networks of a large group of servers typically running low-cost end user PC technology with particular connections to extend data processing tasks across them. Learn more.

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