Category Archives: Cloud Computing

Cloud computing notes and tutorials

Cloud Architecture Models

“Discover the power of workload distribution and resource pooling architecture in cloud systems. Learn how these foundational cloud architecture models enable scalability, optimize resource utilization, and provide fault tolerance. Explore the benefits, challenges, and real-world examples of implementing these models to build highly scalable and responsive cloud applications.”

The Process of Migrating an Application to the Cloud

The Process of Migrating an Application to the Cloud Applications can be moved to the cloud quickly with little problem if the migration is planned correctly. The process of constructing a plan for migrating a system to the cloud generally includes the following steps: Define the system goals and requirements. This process includes considering several factors such as… Read More »

Mobile Cloud Computing: Benefits & Disadvantages

It has been estimated that within the next few years mobile computing using cloud-based systems will become a trillion dollar business. Currently, it is not clear whether mobile computing is driving the growth of cloud-based systems or vice versa. Either way, most businesses understand that it is critical to have a mobile computing presence. To maximize efficiency and… Read More »

The Governance of Cloud-Based Systems

The Governance of Cloud-Based Systems The Dot Com crash of 2000 and corporate scandals such as Enron highlighted the need for better laws to oversee financial organizations, and also highlighted the need for better corporate governance. IT Governance is the part of corporate governance that includes policies, procedures, and controls that relate to information systems use, performance, Return… Read More »

Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA) Web Services

Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA) Web Services Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA) is a system of solutions characterized in terms of one or more services. Web services as a type of SOA allow programmers to use web services within their programs to perform specific functions. The following are features and benefits of SOA: The Service feature provides the benefits of improved information… Read More »

Security Advantages & Disadvantages of Cloud-Based Systems

Security Advantages & Disadvantages of Cloud-Based Systems Cloud computing benefits enterprises by reducing costs and allowing them to concentrate on their core business rather than IT and infrastructure related issues. Cloud services provide several security advantages and disadvantages. Advantages: Improved patch management and deployment due to cloud providers using specialized staff. Better human-relations reach. Through strong financial positions… Read More »

Security Threats to Cloud–Based Systems

Security Threats to Cloud–Based Systems Threats to both cloud-based and on-site solutions should be evaluated with an additional focus directed towards security issues specific to cloud services. Cloud security threats can come from internal or external sources, and can originate as human or software based attacks. Threat agents are as follows; anonymous attackers, malicious service agents, trusted attackers,… Read More »

Virtualization of IT Resources. Advantages & Disadvantages

Virtualization of IT resources Virtualization of IT resources has become a popular the past few years but has been around in some form for many years. Example;  thirty years ago IBM had virtual operating systems that allowed multiple copies of an operating system to run simultaneously on mainframe computers. Virtualization is the use of hardware and software to… Read More »

IDaaS, Cloud Data Storage, and Cloud Collaboration

This article explores the concepts of IDaaS (Identification as a Service), cloud data storage, and cloud collaboration. IDaaS simplifies user identification and authentication, while cloud data storage offers scalability and accessibility. Cloud collaboration tools facilitate remote interactions and teamwork. However, it is important to consider potential risks such as single points of failure in IDaaS systems, speed limitations in cloud storage, and the risk of abandoned data accounts. Organizations and users should carefully evaluate the benefits and risks before adopting these cloud-based services.

Cloud Computing Models -SaaS, PaaS, IaaS

Discover the different models of cloud computing – SaaS, PaaS, and IaaS. Understand the advantages and disadvantages of each model and how they can benefit your organization. Explore the scalability, cost savings, and flexibility that cloud computing offers, as well as the considerations for data security, integration with existing systems, and service agreements. Stay informed about the evolving cloud paradigm and its impact on computing in today’s digital landscape.