Introduction To Cloud Computing
This report discusses about the contexts and evolution of cloud computing which have been seen massive growth in the past few years. There is further identification of the key drivers for the implementation of cloud technologies by various multinational organisations and how it impacts positively or negatively on the business environment. Meanwhile, there is an assessment of cloud computing as a resource so to which presents an ideal solution for organisations encompassing their infrastructure or introducing innovative concepts. In relation to cloud computing, it is the use of networks of remote servers, basically accessed through the internet for the purpose of storage, management and processing of data. Considering the progressive rise in a digital and technological environment, cloud computing is making billions of dollars in revenue annually in contexts to its three service models known to be platform, software and infrastructure. In 2020, software as a service (SaaS) signified the major segment of the international cloud computing industry, with 165 billion U.S. dollars in returns (Mlitz, 2021).
The growth and trends in cloud computing change at a leap that can be enraging to follow and difficult to anticipate and several of those emerging cloud computing developments stanch from the industry inflowing a stage of standardisation and improved competency – a sign of maturity in whichever technological sector. In relation to certain illustrations of cloud computing, cloud services as AWS has been rented to Netflix by Amazon whereas web-based email services like Gmail and hot mail also use cloud computing services.
Evolution And Transformative Potential Of Cloud Computing
Cloud computing as a term has been nearly from the early 2000s, however, the conception of computing-as-a-service has been there for much long in the past i.e. 1960s when computer departments would enable organisations to rent time on a mainframe, irrespective to purchase one themselves. Furthermore, the `time-sharing` services were essentially overhauled by the rise of the Personal Computer which made keeping a computer higher affordable, and then, later on, the increase of business data centres comes around where businesses would stock huge extents of data. However, the idea of leasing access to the influence of computing has re-emerged continuously in the application service providers, utility computing, and grid computing of the late 1990s and early 2000s. It was later on trailed by cloud computing, which essentially took clamp with the advent of software as a service and hyper scale cloud computing vendors like AWS.